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

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 31, 2019
Duration
2h 12m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 31, 2019
Duration
2h 12m
Description

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 author
About the author

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.

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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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Robert Sösemann is a Germany-based software developer and opinionated 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 the Salesforce PDO Partner logicline where he helps customers get their product ideas into the AppExchange faster.

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Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Welcome to this Salesforce Play by Play with Pluralsight. Salesforce Play by Play is an interactive series where we sit down with Salesforce experts such as MVPs, consultants, developers, and architects to discuss common challenges faced every day by Salesforce customers. In this course, we challenge Lorenzo Frattini, certified technical architect and founder of Clayton, and Robert Sosemann, principal architect at Logicline and creator of PMD for APEX. To help us understand existing static code analysis tools and how to integrate them into a Salesforce development process to improve code quality. First, Lorenzo and Robert provide an overview and discussion of why code quality matters and explore the cost benefits of cultivating a clean code culture. Next, they explain what static code analysis means, describe how it works, and identify key code analysis techniques and concepts. They take us on a deep dive into two well-known, but more than slightly different toolsets, PMD and Clayton, and you'll watch as they demonstrate how to build and configure code analysis rules in each and launch analysis of their sample project code. Along the way, we explore where rules are best applied in Salesforce, build and configure rules in both analysis toolsets, and show how each toolset can be integrated into an application development pipeline. By the time we're done, you'll have a clear understanding of what static code analysis tools are, how PMD and Clayton work, and what the tradeoffs are for choosing between them. So whether you're a Salesforce developer or architect or just need to know more about static code analysis on the Salesforce platform, please join us for Automated Code Analysis in Salesforce - A Tool's Deep Dive. We hope you enjoy it.