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Quick Tips: Setup SFDX Manually without Admin access

We all have faced challenges while working in different enterprise environments, where there may be lot of controls/ checks/ red-tape to get by. In such situations, getting access to simple tools (even git) can take lot of time.

Note: This tutorial is to be followed at your own risk, as it may not be complaint to your organization's IT policies.

What is SFDX? SFDX is a command line utility for managing salesforce builds/ deployments. Being command line, it can be easily embedded to automation chains, to help build fully automated build and deployment processes. To get started, refer https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/content/learn/trails/sfdx_get_started

Setup SFDX on Windows machine without admin access As you may have already realized, SFDX installation needs admin access to one's machine. Which may be a luxury a lot of developers may not have. So, i tried to provide a step-by-step guide to setup SFDX on your computer without any admin access Steps:Note: The path in comman…

Time to Migrate from Salesforce Force.com IDE to VS Code

Why? In case you don’t know Salesforce is phasing out Force.com IDE (planned for June 2018) to promote newer IDE choices. There are already many IDEs out there to take Eclipse based Force.com IDE’s place. However, Salesforce is officially promoting Microsoft Visual Studio Code (aka VS Code) as official IDE.

What is VS Code? VS Code is a platform-independent, light-weight and keyboard focused IDE for Salesforce (sorry for folks who loved menus and GUI). VS Code does have visual menus and options, however, using keyboard shortcuts is just do damn fast. There is surely some learning curve involved. But, once you get rolling, you would hate using mouse, as it takes a lot of work to raise your hand, move mouse, point and click and navigate, when you can just press “Ctrl + /” to comment current code selection.

VS Code featuresLightweight – In case  you have worked a lot with Eclipse, you might have noticed that it was a memory hogging tool. To much relief, VS Code is a comparatively very l…