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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #115

Working with Salesforce Records Using SOQL and DML

Before diving into SOQL and DML, it’s important to first understand how your records are stored in Salesforce. The database that contains your records behind the scenes does not actually contain a SQL table for each of your standard and custom objects. The database stores records in a multitenant database, a database that stores data and metadata from multiple tenants in a standardized way. The database contains generic tables to store standard and custom object records.


How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to Dreamforce

So you want to go to Dreamforce 2022 and need to convince to your boss to send you? We’ve got you covered, #SalesforceDevs.

Presenting the business case to your boss is easy. Dreamforce is the world’s largest software conference, and it’s the perfect opportunity for discovering breakthrough solutions for your business. Not to mention hands-on learning and invaluable networking.

Here are three simple steps to help you communicate the value of the conference, and explain how your attendance will drive success and innovation in your company.


Your Salesforce Org’s Hostnames Are Changing. Are You Ready?

Apex is the core language for customizing business logic on the Salesforce Platform and for integrating with third-party systems. Whenever you need to expose platform data or custom logic to an external system, one of your options is to create a custom Apex REST endpoint. In this post, we’ll discuss the use cases for implementing custom Apex REST endpoints, and we’ll share tips on how to implement and test them.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #114

Using Private Connect to Securely Connect Salesforce and AWS

In our Introducing Salesforce Private Connect blog post, we learned about our customer’s challenges and the benefits of Private Connect. In short, businesses need data from multiple clouds to operate. However, connecting data over those clouds in a secure and compliant way can be time consuming, manual, and error-prone. Salesforce Private Connect is a fast, easy, and secure way to connect Salesforce orgs with AWS data centers. Salesforce developers can set up the connection quickly and easily in a point-and-click interface. In this post we’ll guide you through how to set up Private Connect and configure inbound/outbound private connections.


Reduce File Storage Consumption with Salesforce Functions and Amazon S3

Salesforce is a multi-tenant platform that serves multiple customers on the same hardware. With this type of architecture, the Salesforce Platform imposes limits to enforce an even distribution of resources across all tenants. Such limits include API consumption, Apex governor limits, and others.


Your Salesforce Org’s Hostnames Are Changing. Are You Ready?

The set of domains used by Salesforce is changing in Winter ’23 for sandbox and non-prod orgs (starting in August 2022), and in Spring ’23 for all other orgs (starting in February 2023). This change can affect your code, configurations, API integrations, SSO, documentation, and bookmarks.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #113

5 Amazing Features That Developers May Not Know About Heroku!

In today’s world, apps are critical to engaging customers, and as a result, there’s a growing demand for developers across industries. However, much of a developer’s time is spent on non-code related work, such as provisioning and managing servers, setting up hosting, data management, and security.time period.


Build from Anywhere with Salesforce Code Builder (Beta)

Salesforce developers have the challenging task of rapidly building and deploying apps in the age of “work from anywhere.” Therefore, they need flexibility in both how they work and where they work. At Salesforce, we are committed to providing tools to make our developers efficient and productive.


Better Manage Scratch Org Creation Using the env create scratch Command (Beta)

As a part of the Salesforce CLI unification, we bundled two executables: sfdx and sf. The sf executable will eventually provide a single set of commands designed to develop and deploy applications across all Salesforce clouds. Currently, it supports the Salesforce Platform and Salesforce Functions. Some of the sf commands are entirely interoperable with their sfdx equivalent.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #112

Dreamforce 2022 Developer Track Call for Presentations

Theater sessions are held in the Developer Grove on the theater stage or in related theaters nearby. Dreamforce attendees are free to walk up and listen to your session or take a seat in the audience. Theater sessions are shorter in length and often center around topics that are easy for Salesforce developers to engage in. A strong format is to have actionable items for developers to learn in a short time period.
Theater sessions will be in 20-minute blocks. This format means that there isn’t time for questions and discussion, however, speakers can meet with audience members after their presentation.


Salesforce Expands MuleSoft to Every Team with Easy Automation and Integration Across Any System or Workflow

With macroeconomic uncertainty across markets, hiring, prices, and more, businesses are focused on efficient growth, cost savings, and productivity. More than 90% have seen a rise in demand for time-saving automation from business teams over the past two years, according to new Salesforce research. However, the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world has increased the number of systems and amount of data companies must manage and connect, creating integration roadblocks to automation progress. And when new systems are needed or business requirements change, 96% of companies find it difficult to modify existing automations.


Salesforce for Consumer Goods Expands Capabilities to Help Drive Profitable Growth Amid Economic Headwinds

Salesforce announced new innovations for consumer goods companies, giving brands a better way to navigate increasing market complexity, drive profitable growth, and increase customer loyalty through connected data, automation, and expanded selling opportunities.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #111

Reduce File Storage Consumption with Salesforce Functions and Amazon S3

Salesforce is a multi-tenant platform that serves multiple customers on the same hardware. With this type of architecture, the Salesforce Platform imposes limits to enforce an even distribution of resources across all tenants. Such limits include API consumption, Apex governor limits, and others.


DevOps Center is Now in Open Beta!

Over the past couple of years, so many of you have been patiently waiting and following along as we’ve been talking about and building DevOps Center. In fact, we have over 3680 members (and counting!) in the DevOps Center Trailblazer Community Group for a product that hasn’t even been released yet! Yes, the interest and anticipation has been palpable, and now you can finally get your hands on it!


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Tableau + AWS: Accelerating Your Digital Transformation with Modern Cloud Analytics

Modern Cloud Analytics (MCA) combines the resources, technical expertise, and data knowledge of Tableau, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and our respective partner networks to help organizations maximize the value of their end-to-end data and analytics investments. From data strategy and migration to optimizing operations, this collaboration helps organizations at any stage of their digital transformation journey to securely deploy and scale cloud analytics. Customers see faster time to value and reduced costs, all with validated migration processes that mitigate risk.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #110

Analyze Performance & Scale Hotspots in Complex Salesforce Apps

The approach described here is the “top-down analysis using single user assessment” approach that we introduced very briefly in the How to Scale Test on Salesforce series on the Salesforce Architects blog. It provides a detailed understanding of how a Salesforce app is performing at various application layers, such as the server layer or database layer. Using this methodology, you should be able to first get a holistic view of the entire application. Secondly, you should be able to break down the app into key components that are causing performance and scalability issues. You can then scale up applications better and quickly restore trust for customers.


Salesforce Connect Adapter for Amazon DynamoDB is Generally Available

This interoperability is critical since organizations of all sizes leverage both Salesforce and AWS to deliver modern, omni-channel customer experiences. Our customers rely on Salesforce to effectively manage customer relationships, and they often build applications on the Salesforce Platform that leverage AWS’s unique compute, storage, and database offerings. We are working in concert with AWS to make it easier for developers to build custom applications that natively leverage AWS services in Salesforce, securely connecting data and automating workflows across both platforms.


Simplify Your Einstein Bots Integration Using the Session-Managed Client

The Einstein Bots Platform API is a new REST API that allows you to interact with your Einstein Bots from any client. We’ve also created an open-source Java SDK and Channel Connector to give you the tools you need to easily integrate Einstein Bots into any of your conversational channels on top of the existing digital engagement channels that are supported by Service Cloud.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #109

Ending Support for IE11 on the Lightning Platform

Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 11 on June 15, 2022. In light of this announcement, Salesforce is planning to end its support for IE11 on the Lightning Platform on January 1, 2023. We are extending support — limited to critical issues, i.e., business-stopping and with no workaround (Sev1 or higher) — for an additional six months beyond Microsoft to ensure that our customers have extra time to prepare.

IE11 shipped nine years ago in 2013 , and it has not been meaningfully updated since its original release. It’s missing all web standards and engine innovations that have happened during this time, including standards that LWS, LWC, and SLDS depend on: Shadow DOM, custom elements, ECMAScript 6, CSS custom properties, CSS flexbox, ShadowRealms, and many others.


Learn MOAR in Summer ’22 with External Services & API Updates

When it comes to Salesforce development, automation and integration go hand in hand, which is why we’re excited about the latest updates to the Salesforce APIs. On top of this, External Services has continued to expand as a Salesforce Platform feature, giving customers the ability to automate across multiple systems without having to write custom code. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at all of the new features in External Services, as well as some fantastic API updates, available in the Summer ’22 release.


Introducing the Einstein Bots Platform API

Build the Bot: Define your Einstein Bot in the Bot Builder. This step includes creating all the bot dialogs, elements, rules, etc. for your new bot to be functional. This is also where you will define/train your Einstein NLP model for using the bot’s NLP capabilities. You can find all the necessary details in the getting started documentation. The bot that you defined in Step 1 is channel-agnostic.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #108

Learn MOAR in Summer ’22 with Lightning Web Components

Before we can really get into what light DOM is or how it can help you, we first need to recap shadow DOM. If you have spent time building Lightning Web Components, you are more than familiar with shadow DOM as it is used to protect your components from being manipulated. It does lots of great things for your components, such as protecting them from having CSS leak into them from their parent or the page, hiding them from the DOM inside of the shadow tree, and much more.


Learn MOAR in Summer ’22 with Developer Tooling

The Summer ’22 release brings with it a number of updates to our developer tooling that will help increase your productivity and developer experience. From VS Code Extension updates to some brand new features, the future is bright for Salesforce Developers. Let’s take a look at all of the new features that developers can use as they extend Salesforce with code.


Learn MOAR in Summer ’22 with External Services & API Updates

When it comes to Salesforce development, automation and integration go hand in hand, which is why we’re excited about the latest updates to the Salesforce APIs. On top of this, External Services has continued to expand as a Salesforce Platform feature, giving customers the ability to automate across multiple systems without having to write custom code. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at all of the new features in External Services, as well as some fantastic API updates, available in the Summer ’22 release.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #107

Run End-to-End Tests with the UI Test Automation Model

Testing apps is critical to ensure quality and there are different types of tests, such as unit tests, integrations tests, and end-to-end tests. In this post, we’ll focus on automated end-to-end (E2E) tests and present the UI Test Automation Model (UTAM). UTAM is an open source solution built by Salesforce that lets you run E2E tests on any kind of app. We’ll walk you through a practical example with E-Bikes, one of our sample apps.


Kara Swisher Says You Need a Web3 Strategy — Here’s Why

Many titans of the Web 1.0 and 2.0 eras have been relegated to the dustbin of history, rendered irrelevant or knocked out altogether for failing to evolve and give consumers what they want. As we sit on the precipice of the more decentralized and immersive Web 3.0, more commonly known as Web3, today’s companies need to figure out how to avoid a similar fate. 

With Web3, everyone from artists and gamers to big-name brands are getting involved through crypto, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), the blockchain, and other virtual-based interactivity as part of the metaverse. Just as businesses before built websites, a mobile strategy, and a social media presence, companies now need to get on board with Web3. That’s according to tech journalist Kara Swisher, whose popular “Pivot” podcast with Scott Galloway also appears on Salesforce+.


Learn MOAR in Summer ’22 with Release Highlights for Developers

Discover the new Summer ’22 release features for admins and developers! We know that each release brings with it lots of amazing new functionality, and there can be a lot to digest. With Learn MOAR, we’re packaging up the release and bringing it to you in an easy-to-digest format in blogs, videos, and more.


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New Delhi Salesforce News and Updates: Week #106

React Native Mobile App with Tableau Embedded

This mobile app demo (which we branded “Eureka Finance”) aims to showcase a simple use case: the senior leadership of a business seeks to access crucial business data to facilitate the making of executive decisions. While we crafted our example for a finance business, this use case is applicable to any industry. We hope that our experience will show you the “art of the possible” when creating your own custom mobile apps using React Native and bringing in useful datasets for your own business apps.


How To Deliver a Successful Product Launch

Your brand has a new product on the way. Your marketing team has spent months partnering with product management to understand the roadmap and build messaging and positioning. Now it’s time for the fun part: telling the world about this new innovation with a product launch.

Salesforce defines a product launch as announcing a new offering to the public. Launches are an opportunity to tell a compelling story about your product, not just about its functionality but also the impact it will have on people. 


How To Create a Great Voice and Tone for Your Brand

If you’re going to create content for your customers, prospects, and partners, then it needs to sound like it all came from the same company. When you have an established voice and tone for your brand, and you use it consistently, you build trust with your audience.