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Quick Tips: Setup Salesforce developer machine - without ADMIN Access

I presume, a lot of developers may be struggling to use right developer tools for salesforce development. It can be a further problem, if one doesn't have admin access on workstation, as lot of these tools just provide guidelines to install these tools. So this article covers setting up developer machine, without any installation process. In essence, you can setup a fully working Salesforce development environment on your workstation without any admin access.


Note: This is logically part 2 of setting up dev machine without admin access.
If you haven't gone through my earlier article of setting up SFDX on your workstation, without installation, I would recommend starting with this article Quick Tips: Setup SFDX Manually without Admin access
What is Visual Studio Code?Visual studio code is an open source Interactive Development Environment (IDE) for programmers/ developers. It provides various capabilities and features for faster application development and is primarily a keyboard …

Tool - Google Play Comments Extractor

I was recently chatting with a childhood friend (rare thanks to COVID19, life is not so fast, for now). He's a researcher and a Six Sigma expert. He mentioned he was facing a problem wherein he needs to extract google play app reviews. Now, being the programmer at heart (for good and bad), I thought it would be easy to crack. I stumbled upon various techniques and found a better/ faster way to get it done. Hereby sharing my journey.
Challenge(s)Retrieve user reviews for google play app store for given appApp is related to COVID-19 for India so have almost thousands of reviews being posted every single day. So, in short, large data volumeGoogle play page doesn't make it easy either. Due to nature of minified javascript and dynamic event injection, user experience, it's a much complicated environment for data extractionPaging incorporates both infinity scrolling and button based next page functionality
Solutions thought/ triedRPA - (I'm not an RPA expert, not yet), but hav…

Salesforce : Quick Tips: Mass Upload Roles

Recently, I was working on a project, wherein the organization was undergoing complete restructuring (merger, re-organization) and added to that re-vamp of CRM to improve Sales operations. As an integral part of data security. There was a need to review and redesign role hierarchy. Long story short, we ended up with a large list of roles (400+).

We could have assigned someone to manually create these roles, but due to obvious reasons, I wanted to get this handled via script. I want to share a quick code snippet which can help you generate roles en-masse, without having to put in boring and gruesome hours of manually creating roles.

[Important: This solution will work when you have unique role names] SETUP Create the top level role manually at desired hierarchy level. For e.g. in our sample script, we used "CEO" role to build new hierarchy under CEO role
DATA PREPARATION Firstly, as an approach of user onboarding we followed following steps:

Created a list (Excel file) of use…