Because now I’ll be guiding you with video tutorials, starting all the way from the beginning!
I’m doubling down on my goal to teach the world to code in Salesforce, rethinking my entire curriculum from scratch, and committing literally hundreds of hours to bring you production quality Salesforce coding lessons.
I know – that’s a lot to sink in – and I’m being totally serious. How serious? I just spent $2,000 to build a recording studio. I’ve never been so excited about something in my life. Pics coming soon.
I swear if you want to learn to code in Salesforce, you will learn from these video courses!
We’re starting at absolute zero again. I will cover everything you need to know in an unprecedented amount of detail – detail you just can’t get in a blog post. No stone will be left unturned and no information will be held back. And we’re going to keep going until you’ve learned enough to land a job as a full-time Salesforce developer. Ideally we’ll keep going from there too.
The first two-hour course will be here sooner than you think, please bear with me! I’m told it usually takes 40 hours of work to produce 1 hour of content, and so far, I’m much slower than that!
Now in this portion of the post I hope to answer as many questions as I can!
First things first, I will be partnering with a company called PluralSight to produce these videos. Many companies have reached out to me for similar requests, but I would not help unless:
PluralSight was an easy choice for me here. You will be pleased at the quality.
There is a cost to these videos. $29 will get you access to everything I ever produce plus 3,700 other Salesforce and coding related courses. That’s a recurring monthly fee – like Salesforce.
It’s going to be a steal, especially if you can convince your employer to pay it for you! I specifically chose PluralSight because it was an affordable price and at a price point many people could justify – especially if it made the difference between success and failure in the Salesforce world.
Now if you still can’t afford it, send me an email and I’ll see what I can do for you. I want you to be able to learn and I don’t want $29 to be the reason you give up on your dreams!
I will be receiving a fraction of the fees, and I plan to donate a lot of it mailing out free t-shirts to you. The rest I plan to spend on another important part of my life that has come up, and I hope to be sharing more details with that to you soon =) I do appreciate your support!
SFDC99 and all of its content will still be available to everybody, absolutely for free, forever. It’s my home base, and I see it as a place for me to continue providing you with learning content that doesn’t take me 40 hours to produce! You won’t see much of a change here.
I’ll still be working at Google too. I’ll just have a little less free time from here!
This is Rupali here. I am a ground zero type on SFDC development. I cannot see your videos on Pluralsight. Am I missing something or they r not published yet.Can you please give light in this where I can find videos??
This looks really promising, I am seriously considering this as an investment to my career –
In these new videos produced on Pluralsight, are you going to be covering Lightning component programming? Before making a considerable investment in my time, I’m trying to understand if I should devote my time in learning visualforce/apex or if I should be learning about lightning programming.
Can you give any advice on this?
Thank you for the kind words!
This first series will focus on Apex, which is a fundamental component to learning both Lightning components and Visualforce. You can’t write either of them without an Apex controller doing most of the work!
However if you already have an Apex background and you’re looking for something specific to front-end Lightning, your time and money would be better spent elsewhere as I won’t have anything on that in the next six months for sure!
P.S. I specifically chose to teach Apex instead of Lightning since the long term prospects of it is much stronger. I cover this in the course!
Hope this answers your question!
I’m so excited!!! Thank you! This will address the issues I am facing of not having a mentor! So grateful!
Thank you Tazur – I will be your online mentor =)
I am extremely excited and can’t wait for the videos!!!
As a Salesforce Admin/Analyst with little Development knowledge, I think I can now “GO THE EXTRA MILE”.
I have no prior coding experience and going to start only from your videos. I was waiting to get such help from some one and finally got it.
Thanks a lot for this wonderful initiative.
This is exciting and very useful for beginners. When can we expect your courses to be posted?
Thanks a bunch :)
Hey david finally, some exact tutorials on SF; Apex, and VF. When can we get them?? :)
Coming in right after Christmas!
First course right after Christmas!
David, this is awesome! I’ll subscribe in a heartbeat! This is such amazing news, I’m nearly speechless! “Shut up and take my money!”
hahaha, thank you Shaunie! I am working REALLY hard on these and I aim to please!
Hey David!! This is awesome!! I can’t wait to see your amazing content in PluralSight. I will spread the news in the Philippines. :) Thank you!!
Thank you Ren and hope you’ve been well!!
The $29 monthly fee seems to be a standard charge from Pluralsight, not something that David came up with himself. I doubt that they let individual authors negotiate pricing only for their subscribers. Seems to be an all or nothing type of thing.
Understanding that there’s a lot more content already there, I still wonder if you might discount the subscription early on for your subscribers. I know you are investing your time in producing the videos, but at launch you may have only a few hours – that we will devour almost instantly! Maybe offer continued discount to those who sign up early, encouraging folks to adopt soon & giving you strength in numbers to know we are all waiting for your high-quality content, but also recognizing that we’re signing up for your stuff, and it may take some time to bank a sizable library.
Ado is correct – I actually can’t control pricing!
I’ll say there’s lots of content on there today that you might like! Such as…
Introduction To Visualforce
Career Strategies and Opportunities for Salesforce Platform Developers
Force.com Platform – The Big Picture
The Future of Technology Careers
Java Fundamentals, Part 1
Java Fundamentals, Part 2
Also, watching the videos alone isn’t enough to make you a developer! You’ll need to continue building your skills in between modules and rewatch lessons to solidify your learning.
I do understand your dilemma also and if the costs outweigh the time investment then it would make sense to wait until a significant amount of my videos are released!
Hope this helps!
Also many of the Salesforce courses on Pluralsight have been developed by Salesforce MVPs like Dan Appleman (THE guru!!) etc… so some good content.
This is great! I’m really looking forward to this. I’m the “ground zero” girl so I anticipate this will be the key for me!
Ground zero = my favorite type of learner!
Definitely looking forward to it David!
David, you’re the man! Thank you for everything you’ve done (and plan on doing) for the Salesforce community. Your contributions are invaluable to the Salesforce careers of many, myself included.
Thanks Evan and wish you the best in your career! Let me know if you need help!
I’ll be wherever you are David! Thanks for always thinking of us.
Hello David, it will be nice to have those videos in there. I already have a PluralSight account so can’t wait for the videos. What date are you aiming to have these video uploaded for?
Hey Jeremiah – targeting right after Christmas!
Will we still see you stream on your livecodingtv channel https://www.livecoding.tv/sfdc99/?
Working on this makes me want to do MORE live streaming actually – it helps me improve my technique! Stay tuned for some updates on this, still trying to figure out what I want to teach!
You’re livecoding video inspired me David!
So, if anyone is interested, here’s 2 hours of me messing around with Lightning components and the new Salesforce lightning design system stuff. It’s all in silence, since I was just test streaming. So I suggest you just skip around till u see something that interests you!
David , thanks for doing this. There are some good video tutorials out there about Salesforce but I was hoping that someone like you would create one. Building your curriculum from scratch and recording video is very labor intensive and takes up most of your time . We could not thank you enough for doing this and we’d be forever grateful. I’m looking forward to your course.. Thanks!!
Thanks for your kind words, Anon! I will be thinking of them as I create content =)
Awesome! SFDC99 has been a great motivator for me to learn Salesforce and learn to code. Can’t wait to learn more :)
Thank you Violet!
Can’t wait! Thanks for everything you do!
Chris you’re always awesome!
Yay!!! This is really great. I can’t wait to get started.
Appreciate your support Meagan!
Thank u so much David. Cant wait to join..
Finally a reason to keep my Pluralsight account. Their Salesforce developer videos were made back in 2012, 2013. Still excellent videos that I recommend but nice to see something new. And David will get paid!
ha ha ha, hopefully this sparks many more Salesforce videos to be created on the PluralSight platform!
Finally a reason to keep my Pluralsight account. Their Salesforce developer videos were made back in 2012, 2013. Still excellent videos that I recommend but it’s nice to see something new for Salesforce developers. And David will get paid for his videos!
Very nice step David. I will join in. Thanks a lot.
Thank you for your support!
Thanks David, I can’t wait.
Wow, David! I can’t wait to get signed-up and take this course! Thanks for all you do.
Just signed up. Let’s DO THIS!!!!
Thank you for such a great idea to teach from the scratch. I know its hard to take time from your busy schedule but you have a great heart to help newbies. When will it be ready. Thanks again for great efforts.
Thanks! You’re right that it’ll take a ton of time – luckily I will be having fun while doing it!
Wow David, Well done for taking your time to put this together. I already got a pluralSight subscription; do you have a time frame on when these videos will be available? I have waited for this a long time coming! Once again, thank you very much!
Great timing! I’m hoping my first video will be out shortly after Christmas =)
Cannot wait for the content David!
this is awesome David – Thank you – can’t wait!
You are Awesome David! Keep up the great work you are doing .. Looking forward to the Course content in Plural sight. When can we expect these videos available to us?
Shortly after Christmas is the target!
Hi David, I don’t see any Apex videos from you on Pluralsight so far.. Christmas is already gone :)
Hahaha, still working on it Mandy! Almost done with the first course, will have an update soon!