A Gotcha With Standard Controllers

It's not that often I find myself running into issues with the more established parts of the Salesforce.com platform these days, but it does happen. As I've written in the past I'm a big believer in using built-in functionality wherever possible rather than reinventing the wheel. Visualforce by itself…

User Locales and the Start of the Week

You've probably noticed that user records have a locale field in Salesforce, and chances are you've changed it at some stage to match your locale because you got sick of seeing dates in the wrong format. You might know that the locale also affects the default currency as well as…

Break The Rules to Avoid Breaking the Limits

As a Salesforce developer you know all about governor limits (if you don't know about them but call yourself a Salesforce developer you should go and read this right now). Earlier on in the life of the platform I used to tell people that learning how to manage the governor…