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Upgrade your Electric Imp IoT Trailhead Project to use Platform Events

As an avid trailblazer I just have to Catch ‘Em All (Trailblazer badges) and the project to integrate Electric Imp in my fridge was a fun one. [caption width=“200” align=“alignnone”] Build an IoT Integration with Electric Imp[/caption] After buying an USB cable to supply it with power it now runs 24⁄7 and I get cases all the time, haven’t really tweaked the setup yet. I have looked at the new Platform Events and I thought that this integration can’t be using a simple upsert operation on an SObject, it’s 2017 for gods sake!

Sous Vide Ginger Shots with Chili

Autumn means darkness, less sunlight and people sneezing wherever you go. One way to mitigate this is to make your own ginger shots with chili, honey and lemon. I’ve gotten this recipe from my mom and I do it regularly. * 200 grams of fresh ginger * 1 liter of water * 1/2 deciliter of honey * 2 lemons * Chili (optional) [caption id=“attachment_314” align=“alignnone” width=“584”]ginger habanero lemon[/caption]

Using AWS Lambda functions with the Salesforce Bulk API

One common task when integrating Salesforce with customers system is to import data, either as a one time task or regularly. This can be done in several ways depending on the inhouse technical level and the simplest way might be to use the Import Wizard or the Data Loader. If you want to do it regularly in a batch fashion and are fortunate enough to have AWS infrastructure available using Lambda functions is an alternative.

Trailhead is awesome and gamification totally works!

About this time last year I decided to pursue a career within Salesforce, I was a bit tired of my current job and wanted a change. It was either a backend engineer role at iZettle or becoming a Salesforce Consultant. The consultant role was not new to me since that’s how I started my career. After signing the contract I decided to look at Trailhead since I heard a lot of good things about it.

Using Jenkins and Git for Metadata backups and running Test Cases

One thing that makes Salesforce great is the possibility to use it and customize it quite far without having to invite developers. I can see the beauty of this since developers are expensive and slow, before you think about writing a comment on that last statement keep in mind I’m a developer myself. One thing that code developers (as opposed to click developers) bring to the table is source control. This is mostly because anyone who has ever written a piece of code bigger than “hello world” knows that it’s super hard to get code right the first time, or the second time, and so on.