I think you’ll find this article to be very encouraging.
If you didn’t already know – Dan Appleman, the author, is widely considered to be an elite Salesforce developer and easily one of the best in the industry. He wrote the most popular book on Salesforce programming and also teaches Apex classes on PluralSight as well. Dan’s numerous contributions to the community have earned him a Salesforce MVP award. I happen to know Dan personally and look up to him as a mentor. Basically, this guy’s the real deal.
So when he says now’s the best time to be an Apex programmer, you better listen!
Key highlights of the article:
In Dan’s immortal words… “So what are you waiting for?”
Check out the full article by Dan Appleman!
Made a conscious switch from Java to Salesforce. Definitely appreciate the power of coding with Apex and the integrity of the Salesforce system. It is fun learning to make things work with configuring the platform and without coding.
Then again, fun to use Apex to add the glitz.
Thanks for your post dude. I am having more than 7 years of experience in Java. In early 2014, I moved to Salesforce and believe me I am loving every bit of it. Everyday I am learning new stuffs. I am having Dev 401 Certification. I am planning to complete ADM, Sales Cloud and Service Cloud in 2-3 months.
But believe me your blog inspires me every day. It pushes me to learn new stuffs every day. Thanking you again for all your help.
My pleasure, wish you luck in your journey!
Hi David – I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all your work and generosity. Your inspiration is contagious and your guidance and responsiveness to everyone is so big hearted. THANK YOU! :)
Just passing on some of the kindness that was given to me when I was learning =) You’re welcome!
I just checked Craigslist and there are just 12 openings for Salesforce Developer in SF Bay Area while for example Java returns at least 200 positions. The same results are on Linkedin. It sounds like no one actively hires Salesforce Developers.
Add “Salesforce developer” to your LinkedIn page and you’re going to get three emails a day! This was true for me before I worked at Google and demand is even greater now.
Recruiters are even more active when searching for Salesforce professionals, they just don’t do it through Craigslist. I think it’s because Salesforce is a newer technology and they use more modern recruiting techniques.
Also, the number of postings doesn’t reflect the shortage in supply. There could be 500 Java devs for the 200 positions, and 0 Salesforce devs for the 12.
So don’t lose faith and keep skating to where the puck is going!
This is so true. Right now, recruiters are literally stalking (no exaggeration) SF professionals. Ive seen companies with an “Searching for an Admin willing to learn Apex on the job, will train” adds on Monster and other job portals.
Thanks for keeping us nervous and motivated Dave! :) He he
I am working day and night. I have two more certications, sales cloud and service cloud, to pass within a couple of months. Developing knowledge in coding is also the plan. Many things too learn more. I have to run to catch up but I like the challenges. I am a bit lost in my schedule now, however.:-)
Hang in there buddy!!
Don’t forget to celebrate your recent success too. =)
Keep us posted Visal! Wish you the best!
Coming from a Admin/Business Analysis background, I can definitely see the full potential for becoming a Dev.
I think I will become a full blown octopus! Analyst / Admin / Consultant / Developer.
Keep these article comin Dave! Have a great Sunday!