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Let me tell you a story from my youth. / _/ / /
Sound of audience groans, lynx windows / \/ \/ / \
closing, logging off. / _/ /_ _/
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When I was a very small human, around \________/\________/\___/____/
five or six, I went swimming with a friend
and his dad. I'd been to the pool before and had had some classes with school
so it wasn't new to me but my friend was a much stronger swimmer, which I
didn't know at the time.
We got out into the pool and he dived in the deep water and I followed, I
just assumed I could.
I almost drowned, his dad had to pull me out and I sheepishly dripped my
way back to the shallow end to practice swimming.
The point of the story is I learned absolutely nothing, and I still throw
myself into shit under the assumption that I can do it.
So anyway, a few months back at work some work came up that was way outside
our role and skillset, which is pretty strictly declarative, but me being me
put my hand up anyway because fuck it, I've coded shit before;
10 PRINT "GIVE ME A RAISE"
20 GOTO 10
Right? How hard can it be?
Pretty hard, it turns out.
Salesforce uses its own language called Apex which is pretty similar to
it wasn't a small project.
Took me a couple months to put it all together and working, with a bunch of
trial and error, a crap load of rewrites and considerable stress but it was
really worth the challenge and gears started turning.
So I guess now I'm set squarely on the path to become at least Apex
certified, with a target of July and lots of study ahead of me. Wish me luck.