Play by Play: Knowing When to Code in Salesforce

by David Liu and Don Robins

In this course, you'll discover when and how to choose a declarative versus a programmatic solution for any development task in Salesforce.

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: Knowing When to Code in Salesforce, David Liu and Don Robins dive into the the pros and cons of various tools such as Apex, Workflow Rules, and Process Builder as they work together to solve a common business scenario. Learn whether to use "clicks" or "code" when approaching a specific task, configure "no-code" features, and when to use Apex to provide an ultimate "low-code" solution. By the end of this course, you'll have learned a step-by-step approach to decide whether or not you should use code in your next Salesforce project.

About the authors

David Liu is a self-taught programmer whose dreams came true when he became a Salesforce Technical Architect at Google. Now, David dreams of inspiring the next generation of Salesforce developers. He's a four-time Salesforce MVP winner and runs SFDC99.com, the world's most popular Salesforce blog. David has been a close partner with Salesforce throughout his career, often speaking and developing content for Dreamforce, Trailhead, webinars, user groups, and the official Salesforce developer websi... more

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

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