Jan 2019: Study Group XI: Bulk API & Lock Contention with Emely Patra

A very special thank you to Emely Patra who was kind enough to donate her time to take us through the Bulk API and locking contention. She covered a detailed topic from the perspective of what you need to know for the review board and we all learnt something! Happy to share the recording and materials here with you.

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Test-Driven Development with Susannah St-Germain

Susannah’s Northeast Dreamin’ talk comes to Blanca Leon-Carter’s Apex16 study group! You don’t have to learn Apex to be an architect, but in case this interests you, you can learn the three rules of test-driven development and how to make testing PART of your code development – not an afterthought. Vocabulary and live coding are all part of the learning for this session. Read more to access the recording!

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Debugging & Deployment with Blanca Leon-Carter

Jojn Blanca for the final session in her #LBAJourneyToPD1 series. This week it’s debugging and deployment, with a few valuable exam tips thrown in too:

  • Describe how to monitor and access various types of debug logs.
  • Describe the capabilities and security implications of the Developer Console, Workbench, and Force.com IDE.
  • Describe the different processes for deploying metadata and business data.
  • Describe how the different environments are used in the development and deployment process.

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Unit Testing with Blanca Leon-Carter

In the penultimate session from Blanca’s PD1 course, we cover:

  • Describe the testing framework and requirements for deployment.
  • Describe how to write unit tests for triggers, controllers, and classes.  
  • Describe when and how to use various sources of test data.
  • Describe how to execute one or multiple test classes.
  • Describe the differences between invoking Apex in
    execute anonymous vs. unit tests.

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