How to Work with Force.com Ant Migration and Git for your Salesforce Development

This tutorial shows you some techniques on using the Force.com Ant Migration toolkit for deployment and Git for version control on your Salesforce Development. Why should you learn this? This is not for all, if you are small company with only one or two developers you can get away with using change sets. That said though, […]

I’m going to Dreamforce

After 6 years of doing Salesforce, I’m finally attending my first Dreamforce- the biggest software event in the world, where people gather from all over the world to share ideas, learn new skills, connect, and be inspired. I have been fortunate enough to work for a company such as Davanti Consulting, a New Zealand premiere […]

How To Reference the External ID on Lookup in Salesforce

This post shows you how you can reference another object through it’s external id. This is useful if you do not know the Salesforce ID but know the external ID. Example: You have an external field on the Account object with an API named myExternal_Id__c. You have an account record named “Burlington Textile of America” […]