Importance of $A.getCallback and Modifying Components Outside the Framework Lifecycle
Using open source PMD tool to generate code quality report for Apex classes
PMD is very well known source code analyzer for Java, android and many more languages. Good news for us (Salesforce developers) is , that it supports now Apex. You might be thinking how can we make PMD as part of our daily life ?
There are multiple ways
- We can run static code analysis standalone
- It can be part of ANT build to generate error reports
- Jenkins can use it to generate nice report around code quality
- Eclipse can use it as a plugin to generate report
In this blog post, we will discuss option 1, that is running it as a standalone application to generate code quality report.
First Step is to download jar file of latest PMD distribution from here. Continue reading “Automated Code review for Apex in Salesforce – Static code analysis – Video”
How to detect event from Lightning Component and HTML5 components in Aura Iterator
Coming from Visualforce background, most of us are well aware about repeater component. Same way, Lightning also offers iterator component.
Detecting Selected Lightning Component in Iterator
Usage is very simple, It is used to iterate over collection and render some HTML / Lightning component dynamically as shown below
<aura:iteration items="1,2,3,4,5" var="item">
In above example, each element in collection can be referred using variable “item”. Most of time we find ourselves in situation where we need to get value or component selected in iterator. As we don’t know upfront, how many items would be there, so identifying selected item at run time seems little bit tricky but believe me it easy. Continue reading “Get Selected HTML or Lightning component in Aura Iterator”
Find me at Brain Dating , Cognizant Booth , Community Powered Circle Sessions and Admin Meadow in Dreamforce 2016
Its time of year again where we will get a chance to meet personally in virtually connected world. I know most of you either on Facebook, Twitter or Youtube, let’s plan to connect this Dreamforce.
So, like all previous Dreamforce, this year as well I would be involved in some activities . Question is, where can we meet ? Well, here are some details about me. Please don’t hesitate to comment on this blog about availability, place etc.
This is a new event in Dreamforce 2016 and I am totally excited about this. We would be exchanging best practices and challenges on pre-decided topic. I would be discussing on two topics Continue reading “Where to find me in Dreamforce 2016”
How to use Lightning Out to surface Lightning Component on Visualforce Pages
In all of my projects currently, I have stopped creating Visualforce code. well, thats partially correct ;). I still need Visualforce page because most my clients are still on classic / Aloha Salesforce. However, If you have noticed, all Salesforce release notes, talks, webinars, Dreamforce focuses on Lightning experience. And I can say with confidence that Lightning is really really very cool. Sky is limit to your imagination, You can unleash hidden talent within you. Well, all talk talk… and you may be thinking, how can I start with Lightning Component? My client don’t even want to move away from classic. Its lots of work and money for them.
Well, here is an Idea what I am doing. I still uses Salesforce classic, still uses Visualforce but behind the scene, magic… tadaaa , Lightning Component. I will show walk you through this, how its being done.
We will use existing Flipcard Lightning Component to display on Visualforce page. Once Lightning Component is created, we need to create a Lightning Application to act an as a container. Continue reading “Use Lightning Component in Visualforce Page”
A simple CSS based animated Flip card Lightning Component for beginners
There could be situation where we want to display a calculation or summary of some records. This information sometimes needed to be stand out from other piece of data on same page. We may also need component where number is displayed in big text and when cursor is moved, related information explaining calculation should be displayed. It can be achieved in many ways and one of them is to have animated flip card where information can be swapped on cursor hover event.
In this post, we will create a very simple animated Flip card Lightning component. This component will support following properties
- Animation direction horizontal or Vertical
- Background color
- font color
- border color
- Text on front size
- Text on back side
Continue reading “Flipcard Lightning Component”
Best practices and things to consider before rolling out Shield Platform Encryption for your customer
Its been more than a year since launch of platform encryption solution by Salesforce named Shield. Even though its one of most costly offerings by Salesforce however momentum of adaption amongst financial and healthcare industry are very high. I have already implemented platform encryption for few of my clients within a year. In this post, I will share some of my learning and best practices around rolling out platform shield to customers.
First question to ask customer before going with Platform encryption is, “Which security threat customer trying to solve” ?
If answer is security from internal Salesforce users then unfortunately shield is not an answer. We can leverage OWD, sharing rules, profiles, FLS to set security for Salesforce internal users.
If answer from customer is – compliance, security at database and data center level then Shield is a way to go to solve security issue. Continue reading “Considerations and Best Practices before enabling Salesforce Shield Platform Encryption”
Process Builder & InvocableMethod- Alternative to send Visualforce as an email attachment from Apex Trigger
Previously I had written same blog post and it was working fine before Winter 16. However, after Winter 16 critical update was released by Salesforce to consider getContent() method as a callout. If this update is enabled in your Salesforce instance then my previous blog post will not work.
In this blog post, we will go through alternate design, where we would still be able to send Visualforce page content as an Email attachment. Difference is, instead of Apex Trigger , Invocable Method and Process builder will help us getting there.
Again, consider below simple Visualforce page, which we want to send as an attachment.
Continue reading “Send Visualforce as an email attachment from Apex Trigger – Alternate design”
Example – automatically remove listview before deployment
Many post about deployment using ANT has been posted on this blog like auto backup complete Salesforce instance daily, upload Salesforce data on FTP Server, auto generate package.xml, continuous integration and so on.
While implementing real Continuous integration in Salesforce, we need to perform various adjustments in metadata before deploying it to build server or production instance, many automated scripts (automation) are needed. If you need to change ANT scripts or metadata frequently, then it means continuous integration or deployment process in your Salesforce project is not yet fully matured.
There could be multiple situation where we don’t want some component to be deployed on production and example of one of them is List view. Continue reading “Dynamically remove XML content from metadata before Salesforce deployment using xmlTask – Video”
Lightning Component will contain only declaration of checkbox as shown below.
<input id="toggle-heart" type="checkbox" />
Note : In above source code, heart UTF icon is getting replaced by emoji code, so refer this screen to see exact code written for Lightning Component.
We have used Sassy CSS (SCSS) in this demo, as it would be little bit hard to write pure CSS with animation. Once SCSS is written, we can use this online tool to convert it to CSS. All these are explained and build live on my channel. Continue reading “Twitter’s Like button as Salesforce Lightning Component- pure CSS3 with Video”