Code Builder is the latest evolution of Salesforce IDE. From “Force.com IDE for Eclipse” to “Salesforce Extensions for VS Code” to now “Code Builder”.
One of the major benefits of Code Builder is that it is a web-based IDE that you invoke from within your Salesforce Org. Unlike the previous two IDEs, you do not need to install anything on your PC. And despite being a web-based IDE, Code Builder has all the power and flexibility of Visual Studio Code, Salesforce Extensions for VS Code, and Salesforce CLI.
Code Builder provides a modern developer experience for all developers, regardless of expertise level. Code Builder makes it easy for admins and developers alike to work in the cloud without having to worry about downloading software, setup or your machine specs.
Do note that Code Builder is currently in Beta. Salesforce has capped usage for beta at 20 hours for a maximum of 30 days.
Here is your step-by-step guide to getting started with code builder in just under 30 minutes. This guide covers:
- Install Code Builder
- Setup Code Builder
- Get Familiar with Code Builder
- Org Browser in Code Builder
- SOQL Builder in Code Builder
- Retrieve & Deploy Metadata Using Code Builder
- Create & Deploy LWC through Code Builder
References & Useful URLs
- Salesforce Developer Blog Post – Build from Anywhere with Salesforce Code Builder (Beta)
- Code Builder Home Page
- AppExchange – Code Builder (Beta)
- To log issues with Code Builder – https://github.com/forcedotcom/try-code-builder-feedback/issues