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Build Real-Time TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events & a Raspberry Pi – Part 3 – Raspberry Pi Setup

This blog post is Part 2 of the blog post series on Building Real-Time TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events & a Raspberry Pi.

Let’s get started with the Raspberry Pi setup.

The idea is to have the Dashboard running on the Pi. This can be done in various different ways but for the sake for this project we will be hosting and running the dashboard on the Raspberry Pi.
We will be building the Dashboard using the LWC OSS (Lightning Web Components Open Source) Framework.
 Pro Tip (Optional but totally worth trying out): Setup SSH and VNC on the Pi for super easy remote development and remote control.

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Build Real-Time TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events & a Raspberry Pi – Part 2 – Salesforce Setup

This blog post is Part 2 of the blog post series on Building Real-Time TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events & a Raspberry Pi.

Let’s continue right from where we left off and setup our Salesforce Environment.

We need a Salesforce Org. Trailhead Playground or a Developer Edition would be the best when learning or trying out anything Salesforce. Get either one of these and let’s get started.

To communicate our Salesforce data to the dashboard(on the Raspberry Pi) in real-time, we will be using Platform Events.
Platform Events help deliver custom notifications within the Salesforce platform and in external apps. They facilitate event-based communication using the publisher-subscriber model.
So in our case, the Publisher is our Salesforce Org and the Subscriber is the Dashboard LWC App on the Raspberry Pi.

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Build Real-Time TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events & a Raspberry Pi – Part 1 – The Intro

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A little bit of background before we get started. Dreamforce. It is on the top of my bucket list ever since I started working on the Salesforce Platform. When the Call for Presentations for this year’s Dreamforce 2019 was opened, I submitted my first ever developer track proposals! And… thanks to God and Salesforce, one of my developer track proposals got accepted! 😍 I can’t find words to describe how happy and excited I was. It would be my first ever Dreamforce, both speaking and attending.
I was assigned an awesome session owner from Salesforce, Ernie Maldonado, he was very kind, supportive and provided great feedback to make it a successful session. After a month long journey of learning, building, collaboration and presentation design, I was all set for my first ever Dreamforce! And… I couldn’t make it due to a last minute emergency. But, I didn’t want it to stop me from sharing my idea with my fabulous Salesforce Ohana.

So here is a 3 part blog post series on Building TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events and a Raspberry Pi. Without further ado, let’s get started. Continue reading Build Real-Time TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events & a Raspberry Pi – Part 1 – The Intro

Summer’17 SLDS – An Important Change You Should Know About It!

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The Summer’17 version of the Lightning Design System(2.3) is out with some more great components and it is Awesome!

Apart from that, there is a very important change that makes this release standout from its previous versions. For those of you who use SLDS regularly, you might have noticed the change. Continue reading Summer’17 SLDS – An Important Change You Should Know About It!

Using Custom Fonts In Lightning Components

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Today we will be learning how to use custom fonts in Lightning Components. Continue reading Using Custom Fonts In Lightning Components

Creating Dependent Picklists in Lightning Components

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Today we are going to Create Dependent Picklists in Lightning Components.
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Normalize Text In Salesforce Using Apex

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Today we are going to take a look at Normalizing Text in Salesforce Using Apex.

Real-Time Use-Case
A salesforce org has around 100 users setup but, the users’ First Name and Last Name are all in caps(E.g. FIRSTNAME LASTNAME) and we have to normalize the First Name and Last Name to be capitalised(E.g. Firstname Lastname) Continue reading Normalize Text In Salesforce Using Apex

Split DateTime into Date & Time Fields In Salesforce

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Today we are going to take a look at Splitting DateTime and Date & Time Fields.

Real-Time Use-Case
Client wants to input interview date and time in a DateTime field and want you use that date and time separately. Continue reading Split DateTime into Date & Time Fields In Salesforce

Customizing The Force.com Dev Console

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Today, we are going to take a look at customizing look and feel of the force.com dev console.

We code in text editors and IDEs like Eclipse, Sublime & Atom etc and we can customize its appearance i.e. the theme(color scheme) and font size according to our preference to help us code effortlessly and with minimum strain.
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Creating Interactive GeoCharts in Salesforce

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In this blog we are gonna take a look plotting our Salesforce Data onto Geographical Charts(A geographical representation of our Salesforce Data) using the Google Charts’ Library.
We get our data from an Apex Controller.

Let’s get started!

Things we will be using:
1) GeoCharts(Google Charts Library) Continue reading Creating Interactive GeoCharts in Salesforce