Quick tips for 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 Apex Specialist Superbadge nailed.
For the Apex Specialist superbadge. There are a total of 6 mini challenges you need to complete. Requirements are straightforward. If you been developing on the platform for some time, the challenge should be a breeze. It took me 6 hours though to complete the challenge.
Takeaways from the challenge
- There are many options for building the solution. Just stick with where you are most familiar with.
- Use maps for more efficient querying and to bulkify your triggers
- I thought I already know all my JSON stuffs until I tried to manually parse a JSON string. Get familiar with using the JSON class methods. Check my post on Demystifiyng JSON parsing in Apex.
- Given another chance since the requirements are not that complicated this would’ve been a good practice to have tried test-driven development.
If you need help completing the challenge hit the comments below and I’ll be glad to help. Good luck on getting that superbadge.