Enable your users to access the power of the Salesforce Dataloader, but with a customizable user experience

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Salesforce, as the world’s leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, is a great tool able to store vast amounts of data. As such, managing that data is routine for the platform’s administrators. One of the ways they can do that is through the Dataloader, a client application able to extract, insert, update, and delete Salesforce records.

When I first started working with Salesforce and using the Dataloader during a summer internship in 2018, I remember being scared of accidentally doing something wrong. Upon opening it, all objects I had access to appeared right in front of me, even if I…

Book review of “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions”, by Dan Ariely

This is a book which I was familiar with but never actually read. Its main goal is to highlight that perhaps humans are not that rational after all. This is a big deal, since the cornerstone of economics assumes rationality in decision making. Such school of thought, that conventional economic decision-making analysis is limited for relying exclusively on rationality, is called Behavioral Economics. Several researchers have collaborated to this idea, such as Daniel Kahneman, Richard Thaler, Nobel Laureates for the 2002 and 2017 awards respectively, and Dan Ariely. Ariely is arguably the most famous in the mainstream, at least from…

Book Review of “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World”, by David Epstein

For 2021 I set to myself the goal of reading 60 books. To help me keep myself accountable and retain more of the information, I thought it would be interesting to write “Biased Reviews” of the books I read. The reason why I like the idea of including “Biased” in the title is that I would otherwise feel compelled to do a more detailed summary and approach every single topic the book covers, which would make the experience more burdensome to me. By setting the expectation that these are explicitly biased I feel better about covering the topics that interest…

On July 12th, 2019, almost one month after graduating, I arrived in Cologne airport for a 12 month exchange in Germany working for DHL. If anyone had asked me just a few months earlier if I had any intentions of going to Germany I’d say they were crazy. I had just spent 4 years studying in Seattle, a city I love and grew a community in. Throughout my senior year I would often stop and think “wow, these are the good old days”.

Why would I choose to leave such a comfortable situation? Well, I had to. With my F-1…

André Soravassi do Carmo

Currently I work with Salesforce Development, BI, and DevOps at BTG Pactual, the largest investment bank in Latin America.

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