Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, students!
It has been an especially memorable holiday season for me this year =)
I’m proud to say that after hundreds of hours designing, drawing, tweaking, and coding by me and my editing team… we’re wrapping up the first two-hour course and getting ready to launch it!
You’re going to find that this course takes a different approach to teaching you Apex than my existing tutorials do. I read all the feedback from the thousands of comments, emails, and questions I’ve received throughout the years. I took an honest look at the shortcomings of my existing tutorials, and made sure to design a new, stronger course – without losing the SFDC99 humor and magic.
So what’s the difference between the Apex Academy course and existing content?
Needless to say, I poured in the hours to make sure this course exceeds my standards!
Here’s a sneak peek at the first course content!
Apex Academy: Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Coding in Salesforce
Module 1: What’s in it for me?
– Five things you didn’t know Apex would do for your career
– Job prospects for new Salesforce developers
– Can anyone really learn how to code?
Module 2: Introduction to Apex
– Apex and the Salesforce automation landscape
– When to code and when not to code
– What is an Apex trigger and how do they work?
– Comparison of coding editors
– Installing the MavensMate coding editor
Module 3: Writing Basic Apex Triggers
– Write 5 different Apex triggers and analyze them line by line
– The trigger loop: what it is and why we need it
– Timeline of a trigger within a database event
– When to use “before” vs “after” triggers
– Two examples of bad triggers, and how to fix them
– The general trigger pattern
Module 4: Writing Test Classes
– What are test classes and why does Salesforce want you to write them?
– Why should YOU focus on test classes?
– Test class requirements
– How to write 3 different test classes
– How Salesforce calculates your test coverage, and how you can increase it
– What NOT to do when writing test classes
Module 5: Deploying Code
– How to deploy from sandbox to production
This course is going to give you a rock solid foundation of coding in Salesforce and I recommend it even to people who’ve gone through all the tutorials on this site. It’s one thing to read tutorials and it’s a whole other thing to understand the concepts within them. This course makes sure you understand what you’re doing, and, it’ll get you started towards the Platform Developer I and II certifications.
Soon, I start designing course #2! Updates coming soon as well as an official launch for course #1!
I just completed the Apex fundamental class in the Apex Academy. Its Awesome. I don’t know coding knowledge, but I am getting confidence to become a developer by watching the video. Thanks for that.
Just waiting for next video in Apex Academy
Amazing David you are.. I am a developer, but still make sure not to miss your academy tutorials… Trust me, it has been a WOW experience… Looking forward to next set of Apex Academy tutorial :)
Great comment Rushabh =) Thank you!
If anybody else on this planet could ever explain the before and after triggers difference better than you, I would send over 100 T-shirts with “Good Try Buddy” written on it…hahaha.. You are Awesome….This is my first comment on your blog. I started following your blog since an year and believe me, my day starts with your blog….#DAVID..#SuperHuman…#My Mentor…One day, I am gonna meet you for sure….I have completed 75% of the course in 2 days. #BringITOn
Raviteja you have a way with words too, hahaha. Great comment!
Glad you enjoyed it, part 2 coming soon!
Can’t wait for this course? I hipe to start soon!
David, Your videos are awesome man and gives anyone some confidence to learn. I am an admin/consultant but lacks of knowledge in coding. I will admit I am afraid of coding and your videos made me to ease and put my fingers on the keyboard to write the triggers. If you are ever in London/Europe please let me know and happy to meet up.
Thank you Harish!!
Hay David my Dear Guru n friend. I had my eye on pluralsight from the last one month and keep searching and searching your videos that it has been uploaded or not. Just now in the morning here in India, seen your valuable videos and really really very happy to hear your sweet and firm voice. I am sure now I will be developer and my doors to jump into dive start. I wanna meet you in Dreamforce one day… :) Tons and tons of thanks my dear friend David.
Ashwin – thank you for your kinds words and I hope to meet you at Dreamforce one day too! Let me know if you ever need any advice along your journey!
David. When will this course be online
I am waiting too :) Very excited
Waiting eagerly for the course to begin.. by when can we expect ?
This week I believe!!! Formal announcement coming up!
Any updates from your editors on when we can start in this course? I am excited to learn it!
Targeting end of the week!!
how can i register for the course?
I’ll give registration details soon!
Hello David, we know you must be busy, but its almost half the month is about to finish of the Jan. Please post the series soon :(
hahaha working hard!!!
I am very excited about your course on plural site. jut wondering when this would be live to enroll.
Possibly end of week!
David,we all know you are working hard to get them ready.But please give us some tentative date!!
Most likely end of week, making final updates!
I’m salivating in anticipation for your new video courses. Endow us with your APEX and Visualforce knowledge so we can stop reading through the seemly endless library of hello world tutorials that plague the internet. HELP ME SIR!
Hahaha ! Good one Travis !! I feel ya..
When is it coming David?? :-o #Waiting
Excited and waiting :)
Hi David, I can’t wait for the first course. Great way to start in 2016. My goal is to find a Salesforce Developer this year.
Find or become one? =)
I am going to become one. Looking forward your video. :)
Thank you David!! I can’t wait!!
Sounds fantastic. Something that I always thought was wrong with so many training modules where the emphasis is quantity as opposed to quality
A big thanks to you DAVID!!!
Would be great if you help us out with the deep dive knowledge of Salesforce Lightning Components Development
Wish you a very Happy New Year!!!
Thank you for all your efforts. Looking forward to the course.
Wow, nice .. I am excited and waiting for this course.
I am looking forward to it.
David ! This is amazing.. I used to email you every week about when this post will be published and when we can all see the video. Its finally happening. I am happy and this will kickstart my goal to be an APEX developer. Thank you, David. Your effort and work is much appreciated and I promise to pass on the knowledge too.
Thank you for this !! I am really looking forward to this course. How soon will it be published? Would you send in a comment on this post so we are notified about the same ?
Great work David thanks for making it available to us!
Hey David, there has been some changes made to the SFDC Certifications. Could you please assist us understanding the new ones?
I’ll do you one better and make a course on this!
Thank you looking forward to it
WOW! So excited David – TIA! Even as a current certified SF Adv Admin. with a few years on hands-on experience, I still struggled mightily with the Head First Java book… I just don’t have a context, since I don’t know any other programming language. I REALLY look forward to your launch!!!
I second that! I’ve been trying to power through Head First Java with no previous programming language experience and am getting stuck. I’ve been trying to figure out the Apex basics module within the developer beginner trail on Salesforce’s Trailhead it is so hard!
Bring on this course!!!
This is really Nice 2016 gift. When we should stop a daily check of pluralsight (when do you publish it)?
That’ll depend mostly on my editors =) Hopefully SOON!!!
I’m Soo Excited
Excellent! Cant wait for the course to be ready ;)
Oh! And I see you’ve gone with MavensMate. Any reason why its better than Eclipse or Brain Engine?
Cheers bro :)
In a nutshell it has the best UI!
More reasons in the course!
Eagerly waiting David
David this sounds absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to get started!
Something I have been waiting for like hundreds of other people.
One good news in 2016 :)
Pretty excited about episode 1.
I’m so excited to take the course. What a great post to start 2016!