• AlexaForce - Build Alexa Skills with APEX

    A few weeks ago my Alexa adventure started and it has kept me busy ever since! The initial goal was to build an Alexa Skill that integrates with Salesforce.com, but after diving into the matter, my goal changed. The new goal quickly became to build an Alexa SDK for APEX. And now, just a few weeks later, AlexaForce was born!

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  • APEX Code Coverage

    As all Salesforce developers that have ever written any APEX code know: The code requires test coverage to become eligible for deployment to a production org. To deploy to a production system, 75% test coverage is required. There's a funny thing with the calculation of this coverage though.

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  • Content Image as a Formula

    This article aims to explain how to display a Salesforce Content Document (ContentVersion) in a custom formula field. Since I discovered the information needed is scattered across the world wide web, summarizing it into 1 blog article seemed to be a great way to enrich the internet!

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  • Custom APEX DataSource Missing

    Several times now I have noticed that a custom external data source connector in Salesforce, even though present on the system, will not appear in the list of types when setting up an external data source.

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  • Rare sighting!

    Today I came across something an APEX developer does not see very often, a very rare species of error. Although there certainly have been sightings before, this one was caught on tape! Behold, the infamousĀ ORA-NNNNN, straight from the belly of Salesforce!

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  • Verifying Salesforce Oauth Access Token

    As the quest for an advanced Alexa AVS skill continues, all kinds of challenges cross my path. This time I encountered a problem that cost me quite some time to solve. While trying to have Alexa'sĀ account linking to work with the Salesforce Oauth Webserver flow, I needed a way to verify the access token issued by Salesforce and get information about the user in question, using APEX.

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