Tips and Takeaways From Getting the Apex Specialist Superbadge

I’ve started the new certification path for the Platform Developer II as I already passed the multiple choice question a long time ago but it was ridiculously hard getting a slot on the programming assignment. With this new format, I would need to complete these four superbadges. So, 1 out 4 completed. I got the […]

Demystifying JSON Parsing In Apex

Learn by demystifying JSON parsing in Apex. You got back a JSON string either as a response from a REST service, passed through from your visual force page via remote action, or passed from your lighting component to your apex controller, now how do you parse this information? For simple JSON structures Salesforce can automatically […]

Using the Batch Resource Salesforce REST API

While coming up with a solution design for  an API integration piece for work I found the REST API batch resource feature relevant to my use case. The feature has been around since Summer 2015 and I didn’t know much about it then. Basically the batch resource allows you to make multiple request in a […]

How to Access phpMyAdmin on Google Cloud Compute on your Mac

I’ve been doing a small bit of Google Cloud Compute(GCP) configurations to run this blog. I thought I’ll start sharing some of the steps I’ve gone through which could be useful to others out there. So I’ve setup a GCP instance and configured it with a WordPress Bitnami stack. I’ve got some videos of those […]

Hidden Gems on the Spring 18 Salesforce Release For Developers

Salesforce Spring 18 comes with some pretty nifty updates for developers. Been playing around with some of the new stuffs and will come up with some videos for each as I get in depth with them more.   Flow Enhancements Ability to add Lightning Components to Flow –  lightning:availableForFlowScreens We can already make Lightning Component as […]

Get Creative. Ignore Everbody

Just finished reading this great book by Hugh MacLeod. One of the books recommended by the author of Steal like an Artist. It’s fun and easy to read book. I particularly like the splash of comic strips to each chapter. This book is full of tips to inspire you to get creative, do the stuffs […]

Tips and Takeaways from Taking the Lightning Experience Rollout Specialist Superbadge

Been procrastinating and holding off getting this Superbadge for some time as it seems to be too much material to cover. With some deadlines imposed by Salesforce for partners to get accredited for Lightning, I eventually got into it. So I sat this one and got my first superbadge. There are a total of 8 challenges […]

Fixing Apache after upgrading to MacOS High Sierra

If your previous Apache setup stopped working after updating to MacOS High Sierra, then this post should be useful for you. On every update of the MacOS it ships with its own version of Apache and PHP and creates a new install that overrides your configuration. Jan 10, 2018lopau

2017 Went By and Welcoming 2018

2017 went by so quickly and 2018 already started. Recapping the highlights of 2017 I can say I’ve achieved 3 out of the 5 goals I set earlier this year. I’ve managed to finally revamp the design of this blog and made it mobile friendly, it is not 100% where I want it yet. Started […]

Free WordPress Qurtain Theme Version 0.1

After a long hiatus on developing on WordPress, I’m back. Finally, I have a fresh new look for the website with a new theme built from scratch. I’ve spent about roughly 30 hours building this theme. Relearning some basic and core CSS3, HTML5, and WordPress. I’ll be posting a video soon on how to build […]