Play by Play: Battle of the Salesforce IDEs

In this course, you’ll dive into the almost endless choices of development environments that are offered by Salesforce and the community while exploring the benefits and limitations of each one.
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(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 20, 2017
Duration
2h 16m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 20, 2017
Duration
2h 16m
Description

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Battle of the Salesforce IDEs, Robert Watson and Don Robins work their way through a number of the IDEs available for Salesforce Development. They will take you into a real-world development scenario and progress through The Developer Console, the Eclipse Force.com IDE, VSCode with MavensMate, Illuminated Cloud for IntelliJ, while discussing the pros and cons of each. By the end of this course, you’ll understand the benefits for many of the available IDEs and how to get started using them in your environment.

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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Robert has been a Salesforce developer for Salesforce ISV partners since 2012, and is currently a senior software developer at Full Circle Insights. As an engineer on the Salesforce platform, he has helped to design and implement complex and highly successful applications on the AppExchange that are pushing the boundaries of Salesforce development.

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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. We'll be learning while discussing concepts and debating tradeoffs on various approaches to solving real-world problems. We learn by reviewing system configurations, or writing code, and then exploring the benefits of any particular solution. In this course, we challenge Robert Watson, senior software developer at Full Circle Insights to help us understand the many options that Salesforce developers have when choosing their IDE, or Integrated Development Environment. Robert walks us through some of the many options available, and we discuss some tradeoffs, along with pros and cons of each, using a real-world team development scenario. As we progress he demonstrates some common development tasks using several different IDEs, from the perspective of multiple team members, each with their own development styles and needs. Along the way we learn about how each of these IDEs with support working with an orgs meta data and code base stored in a source control repository. By the time we're done, you'll have a clear understanding of what your options are, and why you might choose one IDE over any other, based on your own specific needs. Whether you focus your development on Apex, Visualforce, or Lightning Components, come learn about your choices when selecting from available Salesforce IDEs. Please join us for the battle of the Salesforce IDEs, we hope you enjoy it!