User interface development

Way back in 2009, when I took my first steps into the Salesforce world, the first thing my boss asked me to develop was a four-step wizard in Visualforce for our most valuable customer, to be used to grab customer data to activate a new contract in the utilities industry. I had about 2 months of Salesforce training, and I was not sure I was able to develop it…but I did!

This is the power of the Lightning Platform. The learning curve is not very steep, and after an initial moment of difficulty you start coding like crazy by putting together everything you have learned. This skill comes with experience, of course, but it's not as hard as you might expect.

10 years ago, all I had was a huge PDF file with loads of Apex ...

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