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Meaningful Error Messages #24

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Having just managed to discover the cause of a particular error message, I thought I’d share the solution with the community.

Once in while you come across error messages that point you in absolutely no direction at all. Most recently I’ve been receiving ‘Failed validation: ApexPage‘. Thinking that I might get something more meaningful from the in-browser IDE I dumped my code there and got this little gem

Error Error: common.request.servlet.PageDispatcher$Hack404
Error Error: null
Considering that I was working with a several hundred line file, this made me less than happy. At times like these I whip out that old faithful tool of developer’s everywhere, the binary search algorithm. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Wes

July 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

Salesforce Managed Packages

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This is one area of the Salesforce.com platform that I’m no fan of.

In short, you code a complex application and it’s beautiful. You marvel at the wonder of the sleek UI, the intelligent complexity of the code, and the comprehensive unit testing you’ve implemented. Now you wish to package your application up, advertise it briefly and have the customers pour in. Not so fast my friend.

Packaging can be a nightmare, and there are certain hurdles to this step that you won’t find officially documented. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Wes

June 6, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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