This week I stumbled across this great page that gives some fantastic details on when you should use each of the different automation tools Salesforce provides. I really like this page because it provides a great quick reference for people to look at when trying to determine the best tool to work with. When I first started it was pretty easy to decide as workflows were the only option. With the variety of tools now available to use on the platform, it’s a lot harder, particularly for those starting out to know what tool to use when. Hopefully this page can help in answering those questions.
Other top tips and news…
Hierarchical Relationship on Users
I was working with one of the team on a project this week where we needed to have a relationship between users, a perfect use case for the Hierarchical Relationship Type! Its only available on the User object, but I wanted to make sure I shared it as a top tip as not a lot of people had come across it.
New Book – Learning Salesforce Development With Apex
Our very own COO Paul Battisson has just released his first book – Learning Salesforce Development with Apex, designed to help those with little or no programming experience understand the Apex programming language. Congratulations Paul on this great achievement, if you want to buy a copy, you can grab one from Amazon here.