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Play by Play: Battle of the Salesforce IDEs

by Don Robins and Robert Watson

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.

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, 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 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 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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