3 Quick Easy Steps To Speed Up your WordPress Site Now

Optimizing your WordPress powered website is a continuous process. It depends on how heavily customized your WordPress site is, luckily the out of the box the theme I installed ranked average. Check your site at Think With Google or GtMetrix to get baseline of where your current website stands. This is my baseline stats. I started with these and […]

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, […]

How to Install Apache Ant on a Mac

Created a video for installing apache ant on Mac running on MacOS Sierra and here is the steps to follow along. Download Apache Ant to your desktop and unzip the files Rename the folder to ant Open the Terminal Move the files to /usr/local [code]sudo mv ~/desktop/ant ~/usr/local/ant[/code] Fix the permission [code]chown -R root:wheel /usr/local/ant[/code] […]

Salesforce Platform Developer II Transition Exam Takeaways

As part of my goals this year is to get the Technical Architect certification. I recently took the Salesforce Platform Developer II Transition Exam and I can say that it was fairly straightforward if you know your stuff. Having recently done the Platform Developer I transition exam last December then booked Platform Developer II exam […]

2016 Highlights and 2017 Goals

2017 is just around the corner, 2016 may go down as my most memorable year. I have lost a very dear someone, but amidst all of that I have grown mentally stronger and I can say I have achieved most of the goals I have set. Listing some highlights of my year. Financial growth achieved […]

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 […]

Reference the External ID on Lookup

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” […]

How to Fix a Macbook Magsafe Charger (L Type)

My Macbook MagSafe charger for the past few months would occasionally stop charging. I would need to patiently wiggle the cord to a certain position to get it to start charging again. This is similar to the HP charger I issue I fixed several years ago.  I know from gut that there is a break inside the […]

Changing Root Access Key to IAM Users on AWS

I got an old AWS instance created way back 2009 when I was still learning and only way to access AWS resources through the API was through an access id and security access key. Unfortunately during that time there were no IAM yet. Fast forward a year or so this is highly insecure as those […]

How to run on WordPress on a LEMP stack on Amazon EC2

At last, finally found time to move my blog on LEMP(Linux, Nginx, MySQL and PHP-FPM) stack and it just one of the many goals I have set for starting overhauling this blog and over the coming days I’ll be optimizing it further and come up with a fresh new design. I’ve been running this blog […]