I recently published a new course on Pluralsight: “Salesforce Development: Getting Started” which is designed to be one’s very first introduction to Salesforce for developers and admins. It starts out in a way that most would find familiar: how to sign up for a developer org, an introduction to orgs and metadata – you know, the way everyone learns Salesforce.
But then I do something different. I talk about metadata, the source of truth, and Salesforce DX (SFDX). In fact, most of the course is about SFDX and how to use it. Not only that, but I’m very intentional about not focusing entirely on code. Automation and other metadata is given more or less equal time and emphasis. In fact, the alternate title for this course is “An Admin’s Guide to SFDX”.
You see, SFDX may draw on techniques familiar to software developers, but SFDX is not about managing software or code. SFDX is about managing metadata. All types of metadata.
I truly believe it should be the among the first things every future Salesforce developer and admin learns – maybe the very first thing.
Ok, the developer part makes sense. But admins?
Yes. Hear me out.(more…)