Salesforce Developer and force.com engineers

Proofpoint / Otherxdc
Aug 11, 2018 12 Comments

I found out my company has Salesforce Developers and force.com engineers. What do they do? Is it a good skill? Maybe I will try to learn as well. My skills are gaining rust and I need to skill up and was considering switching to Salesforce development.

Any insight into this would be helpful. What is their salary range?

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  • Google / Othersnidely
    Working on force.com was like going back to Borland Turbo Pascal on floppy disks, only slower. There were so many terrible things about it I don't know where to start. A simple refactoring that would normally take seconds could eat up most of a weekend using their Apex language because you had to very slowly comment out every reference to a variable before you could rename it. Not being hyperbolic here, it was that bad. The only synchronization tool was locks on database rows. I'd have to create temp tables and use row locking like a semaphore. It was a terrible experience. Oh and lots of SOAP WSDLs. Never again.
    Aug 11, 20180
  • New mHzf55
    Is working for salesforce terrible slow as well ?
    Aug 11, 20189
    • Proofpoint / Otherxdc
      OP
      That was going to be my follow-up question. Is Salesforce a bad company to work for in terms of keeping the tech knowledge fresh? So many people say it's a good place for an engineer so wondering why they say that.
      Aug 11, 2018
    • Salesforce / ProductCustom
      Nobody @ Salesforce works on force.com or apex. Entire Salesforce.com is written in Java; a lot of companies have been acquired which gives you the opportunity to work in other programming languages and tech stacks. Salesforce is no google but it’s a great company to work for.
      Aug 11, 2018
    • Salesforce / ProductCustom
      Slow? Compared to what?
      It’s not a startup, so it all depends where you are coming from.
      Among big b2b companies, I think it’s one of the fastest. Salesforce has a major product release every 4 months which I haven’t seen at any big b2b company.
      Aug 11, 2018
    • Salesforce / Other
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      Our group uses AWS scala spark and all the new fancy shmancy crap. We release micro services weekly. It really depends where you are in salesforce what tech stack you will encounter. It’s not slow. It’s also true nobody works with apex. I really like working here though.
      Aug 12, 2018
    • New mHzf55
      Is there a team using java in salesforce?
      Aug 12, 2018
    • New mHzf55
      I love to apply for salesforce
      Aug 12, 2018
    • Salesforce / EngS-F
      Yes, Salesforce is big , there are so many teams and products. My team use java , we work on micro services.
      Aug 12, 2018
    • Salesforce ryeung
      Yes, many teams use java. & salesforce always innovate & incorporate other technologies too.
      Aug 13, 2018
    • Salesforce Zlwi01k
      Lmao @ calling every 4 months for a SaaS solution quick. You know other companies push hundreds of times a day right?

      Salesforce is insecure garbage and a giant house of cards that leadership is desperately trying to fix without taking it down.
      Aug 24, 2018
  • Salesforce / ProductCustom
    Unless you wanna become one trick pony.
    Aug 11, 20180

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