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What are the different Salesforce Extensions for Visual Studio Code?

#1MinuteTip Microsoft VS Code (Visual Studio Code) is now the recommended tool for development in Salesforce. Salesforce has created quite a few extensions for VS Code. To know more about these extensions please visit the URL https://developer.salesforce.com/tools/vscode/

Salesforce Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Haven’t yet switched to VS Code for Salesforce Development? Don’t worry, I have you covered with this step-by-step guide on getting started with VS Code

Salesforce Introduces SOQL Query Builder in VS Code

#1MinuteTip Writing SOQL queries is now going to be much easier. Salesforce introduces SOQL Query Builder extension for VS Code that will make it easy for you to write and run queries and save the results. You can download the extension from VS marketplace

SOQL Query Builder in VS Code

Once installed, create a file with .soql extension, right click on the file and click ‘Open With’ and then select SOQL Builder

SOQL Query Builder in VS Code

References & Useful URLs

How To Get Started with Visual Studio Code for Salesforce

A step-by-step guide with screenshots to get you started in less than 30 minutes

Visual Studio Code with Salesforce

Eclipse + Force.com IDE has been one of the popular options for doing development on Salesforce’s Force.com platform. A couple of years back I posted a step by step guide on how to install and configure Force.com IDE on Eclipse. However, with Spring 18 Release of Salesforce, Salesforce has discontinued any future releases of Force.com IDE tool. Mavensmate has been another popular open source Force.com IDE tool for many developers but even that has been discontinued.

Learn Salesforce SOQL in Simple Easy Steps

Salesforce SOQL

Salesforce Professionals, Admins, Consultants, End-Users – If you think SOQL = For Developers, you may want to reconsider. Using SOQL (Salesforce Object Query Language) you can talk to the data stored in your Salesforce Org in easy and yet powerful ways. How many records are there in Account object, how many Contacts exist for an Account, what is the count of Opportunities by stages – and many questions can be answered in less than a minute using SOQL. If you don’t know SOQL, you will be creating reports, getting the information and deleting these reports.

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