So, you Want to become a Salesforce Developer?

How to Become a Salesforce Developer 

Salesforce Development skills are high, in-demand IT skills, and now is a great time to become a Salesforce Developer and move your career into the cloud! Our Salesforce Developer Training will help you learn Salesforce Development skills and complete your Developer Certifications. And the added benefit is you can do this job from anywhere in the world.

What Does a Salesforce Developer Do?

As we said, Salesforce Development skills are one of the most demanding skills in the Salesforce ecosystem. Salesforce Developers extend Salesforce orgs beyond declarative (point-and-click) configuration, building apps, and in turn, optimizing business processes and operations. Salesforce Developers will typically use two programming languages: Apex and Javascript.

The responsibilities of a Salesforce Developer can range from typical code-based tasks to work that requires architectural considerations. The roles and responsibilities of a Salesforce Developer are to understand the Salesforce platform’s out-of-the-box functionality and then customize the Salesforce application base on the client’s requirements.

Salesforce Developer Overview
Salesforce Developer Overview

How do I become a Salesforce Developer?

Let’s start by categorizing different career and experience levels by ‘entry-level,’ ‘mid-level,’ and ‘senior’ developers. Years of experience are not the end-all-be-all indicator, and developer career progression is focused more on skill set rather than experience. So, in the list below, take the years as a suggestion!

  • Entry-level developers with up to 2 years of experience write code based on specific requirements (e.g., fundamental Apex triggers) and do testing.
  • Mid-level developers with up to 4 years of experience develop integrations and tend to work on composition, encapsulation, and invocable methods.
  • Senior developers with more than five years of experience tend to work on solution design, DevOps, advancing testing strategies, and, most notably, are fully engaged with the rest of the team.

Salesforce Developers, is it worth it?

How much you can earn as a Salesforce Developer is always a hot question. As per Salesforce, Salesforce Developer salaries reach over $100,000 per year in the USA.

What do I need or need to do to become a Salesforce Developer?

Your past experience is important and if you have transferable knowledge like experience in web development, Java, or JavaScript, or you are a Computer Science graduate, you have a leg up.

If not, start by learning JavaScript. This easy-to-learn development language unlocks many doors to extending the Salesforce UI, including Lightning Web Components (LWCs). And, learn Apex, the best development language to learn because it is fundamental to Salesforce plus, it’s a lighter “vanilla” version of Java.

Why are Java and JavaScript important?

If you know Java, you will be able to grasp Apex faster. Plus, you’ll be able to adapt to Salesforce’s development framework, Lightning web components (LWC), very quickly. And you will be able to reuse JavaScript proficiency to develop backend processes (through Apex) and front-facing interfaces (LWC).

How do I get started learning these Skills?

The Good news is that we now offer a 15-day training bringing you the fundamentals of Salesforce Development. After completing this course, you will have a good understanding of Apex, understand Triggers, Batch Jobs, SOQL, the basics of Aura and LWC, and much more!

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