Although I come from a varied background, the common theme along my life path has been that I am fairly handy at figuring things out and creating things.
What sort of things? All kinds. But to keeping a focus on just the technical world, I like to create useful programs that are easy to use and increase efficiency.
My programming background began in the days of Fortran and Pascal, and then went dormant for a couple decades while I did non-programming stuff, like getting a post-grad degree and raising two terrific kids.
Then one day I got a wild hair to teach myself Excel VBA. Once my boss got his hands on the first few programs I wrote for him, little did I know that it was planting the seeds for him to commission me to becoming a full-time Salesforce administrator/developer.
So I now find myself in the mysterious, confusing, troublesome, and sometimes treacherous Salesforce playground, trying to learn as much as I can as quickly as possible. There is so much to learn, and only so much time!
I started this blog primarily for my own reference: A place where I could detail my findings and create notes for myself to rely on if needed. What I am finding is that writing a concise, accurate and understandable post is quite an undertaking. But this process of putting together my thoughts in a logical and readable manner forces me to dig in deeper than I may have otherwise gone.
My career as a Salesforce developer was launched from the Visual Flow world. It’s a tricky place, but once you get the hang of it (and figure out how to work around the proverbial brick walls), it’s a great place to create customization to the platform.
After Visual Flow, what next? Hmmmm. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Anyway, if you get some value out of my musings, then I’ll be super tickled.