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Play by Play: Automated Code Analysis in Salesforce - a Tools Deep-Dive

by Don Robins, Robert Sösemann and Lorenzo Frattini

In this course, you'll learn why code quality matters and how tools can help you and your team to ensure it. Two experts of Salesforce Code Analysis take you on a journey from concepts to practical tool usage.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Lorenzo Frattini, Robert Sösemann and Don Robins discuss how teams can leverage existing Code Analysis tools to assess the quality of their existing codebase and make it an integral part of their development process. Along the way, we will get to know two famous tools in that space. The Open Source code analyzer PMD and the Cloud solution Clayton.io. By the end of this course, you will be able to decide which steps to take first towards better code quality in your projects. You will have a good understanding of the core concepts and the breadth and diversity of the tools available. You will understand how to use, customize and extends them.

About the authors

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... more

Robert Sösemann is a Germany-based software developer and experienced Salesforce expert. He is well-known for building the Open-Source Code Analyzer PMD for Apex. He blogs, tweets and speaks at conferences about Developer Agility and Clean Code. Although a Computer Science alumni, he didn't start his career coding. After managing Software teams for some years, he rediscovered his love of programming in the Salesforce ecosystem and has never been happier. Robert works as Principal Architect for t... more

Lorenzo is a London-based Salesforce Certified Technical Architect and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Clayton, a code analysis SaaS that specialises in vulnerability scanning and code quality for Salesforce. Lorenzo has spent a large part of his Salesforce career working on complex CRM implementations and advising on development methodologies. He is an agile enthusiast and has a passion for automating things.

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