Category Archives: Patterns

A Tale of Two Platforms

It will be 10 years ago next month that I wrote my first line of Apex code. Visualforce was in beta (though not yet packageable), the only valid use of the “extends” keyword in Apex was for custom exceptions, and … Continue reading

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One controller to rule them all…

I recently wanted to create an extension controller for a custom object which I could use with both single records and a set of records. In other words, a list and detail controller extension, with actions that could be applied to one or many records. I … Continue reading

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Apex Calls Between Independent Packages

You have a great idea for a process “Orchestrator” utility that can coordinate processes across your existing Force.com products, and perhaps involve some third-party apps too. Orchestrator may want to create, read, update and delete records within these products, but because … Continue reading

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