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Salesforce Apex Logging

ForceLog: A structured, extensible logger for Salesforce Apex

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In my opinion, one of the greatest caveats of Salesforce's proprietary language Apex is having to reinvent the wheel. The standard library offers very little when it comes to treating Salesforce like the production service you'd want it to be. This is especial…

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ux user research

Growing our User Research practice in 2018

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Coming to the end of the year provides us with a natural break in which to reflect on what we’ve achieved. This post serves as something of an end of year report to mark our progress as a User Research practice.…

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Reusing CI config with CircleCI Orbs

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Many teams at OVO are using CircleCI for their continuous integration and deployment. The new orbs feature (https://circleci.com/docs/2.0/orb-intro/) of CircleCI allows for packaging of configuration into reusable elements called ‘orbs’, which can be used from…

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Salesforce GitHub CircleCI devops Continuous Integration SFDX

Continuous Integration with GitHub, SFDX and CircleCI… Easier than you think!

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This post is a follow up to the talk I did at Dreamforce 2018 and the process below is based on the one we use here at OVO for our salesforce projects. If you haven't heard of Dreamforce, it is salesforce's annual partner/customer coference and is held in San…

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Coding for children

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Why even bother You may wonder, why would children learn to code. What's the point of schools organising lessons, where children learn how to code. But what would be your reaction, if I said, that we should stop teaching children how to read and write, how abo…