This time on Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk about the value of code standards and the peril of not having a dedicated admin. Plus the marriage of Salesforce and Slack, the power of debugging, and a nerd manifesto. 

Jon Cline has been working in IT since 1998 and is a very curious person. Erik Yewell has been in IT for 24 years and done just about everything you can imagine. They share their wins and worse so you can learn with them.

This episode includes a quick reflection on the show’s one-year anniversary. “It’s really about helping people improve their lives,” Jon says.

What We’ve Learned

Jon learned about the ongoing improvements and integration as a result of Salesforce acquiring Slack. Eric learned about increased hierarchy with roles and a new Flow optimization.

One Small Thing

For this episode’s one small thing that can have big consequences, Erik and Jon bring their own examples:

  • Jon talks about companies that try to share admin duties across the organization, and expect employees to pick up the slack in their spare time. Somebody has to be given that task or it’s just a time bomb waiting to go off. 
  • Erik talks about the importance of including code standards in your consultant contracts. It’s a simple form of governance that can ensure code is written correctly—not just that it works, but it’s efficient and sustainable. That kind of documentation can keep you from bricking yourself into a corner and then having to break down walls to get out.

This Show’s Quote

  • Erik: “The most rewarding thing about development is debugging.”
  • Jon: “There isn’t a best practice for making a sandwich, but there is one for spreading the mayo.”

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