Today, DevOps is the most sought after skill in IT. According to a recentstudy, DevOps (64%) is more in demand than cloud certifications (61%), industry domain knowledge (56%), development (50%), and even the much talked about data science (47%) and machine learning (44%) roles.
In the midst of these highly sought after jobs, the Salesforce economy is booming and demand for Salesforce-skilled workers has never been higher. Recent research from IDC reveals that Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners will create 4.2 million new jobs and $1.2 trillion in new business revenues worldwide between 2019 and 2024.
I recently spoke to Sanjay Gidwani, Chief Operating Officer at Copado, about Salesforce DevOps and what Copado is doing to fill the DevOps skills gap.
Rakesh: First, so that my readers understand who you are, tell me about your background and an overview of Copado.
Sanjay: I was at Salesforce for many years before I joined Copado. I was managing customers in their Salesforce journey and running teams of architects that designed transformational enterprise apps for theforce.complatform. DevOps was a core aspect of this journey. At Salesforce we worked first-hand with the types of customers we work with today at Copado. As a result, we are able to understand the huge opportunity for Salesforce DevOps. I was one of Copado’s first US hires and joined the team because I am passionate about helping customers take the power of Salesforce to the next level. Read the rest of this entry!
Finding aperfect tool for Salesforce development isn’t as easy as it first might have seemed, as you have to find a tool, or even worse, some set of tools that fit your working process the best, and drives you nuts the least.
There is a rescue for those who want to have a powerful supported tool for writing code, working with declarative development, troubleshooting and maintaining Salesforce based projects, and which is still developer-friendly.
The Welkin Suite IDE after 50+ releases, which have added up to 100+ features, is getting closer to its goal – to become the “Perfect” (a tool that fits the user’s working process the best, and drives them nuts the least) IDE for Salesforce development!
So what makes The Welkin Suite IDE so different from all the other tools for Salesforce development that it should be given a try?
Let’s consider the most important criteria by which we usually say, “I like” or “I hate” a tool that we are using – available features, user interface, and customer support.
We are sure you picked up on the five words “declarative (point and click) development” in that last paragraph, and you might have said to yourself, “declarative development in an IDE?” Yes, that is right, so let’s take a look at some features for declarative development and administration of organizations in The Welkin Suite that will help save a lot of time:
There is a possibility to manage field-level security permissionsfor the fields for all your profiles in just one place, you can filter them and change their settings with just a few clicks within the IDE’s Field Level Security editor.
Another great feature is the sObjects Fields Inspector, this neat feature empowers you to view and analyze fieldsand to quickly create new ones.
And if you need a fast way to create your SOQL queries, with just clicks and no coding, there is a handy SOQL Builder to get your working process with queries well-organized.
All these features are great time-savers, but there are much more.
Here are some of the coolest time-savers that developers who do a lot of coding will definitely like:
The Code Completion feature increases developers’ coding velocity and reduces the number of possible mistakes in the code by providing the best suggestions and filtering the scope of list members by their types, so there is no need to remember them, as well as all the classes, and objects.Read the rest of this entry!