Clean Code in Salesforce

We spend more time reading our code than writing it. So doesn’t it make sense that our code is clean, precise and easy to read? In this session we discuss how to take a code written in a hurry and apply best practices to refactor and clean it up. We will take a messy piece of code and step by step clean it up.

Why Clean Code?

Why do we need clean code? Bad code works too! Don’t fix what is not broken.

Code following best practices

  • Easy to understand by other developers : readable by developers other than the one who developed it.
  • Easy to maintain : lower chances of accidentally introducing bugs
  • Modified without fear of breaking anything : Lot of developers take great pride in making the code compact – trying to do multiple things on one line – which might be impressive, but makes the code much harder to read and understand

Where do we begin ?

Clean code always looks like it was written by someone who cares.

Clean Code rules

  • Keep your methods short
  • Don’t repeat yourself
  • Methods should do just one thing
  • Clear, intention revealing names
  • Comment to clarify not explain
  • Leave everything better than you found it.

Please check this post to learn about Salesforce Naming Conventions Best Practices.

Agreed upon software standards


  • Commit to keeping code clean as a team
  • Hold Code reviews to enforce standards
  • Let schedules allow time for clean code


Check below recording to learn more about how to write clean code in Salesforce with Example.

Date     : WED, JUN 27, 2020 10:00 AM EST ( 7:30 PM IST )
Where : ApexHours YouTube
Speaker : Bhavana Singh


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  1. Reply
    karthik donthu says:

    Hey Amit,

    When is this session

    Can you please share registration link i dont find any where

  2. Reply
    Chris says:

    Hey Amit

    Nice video. At about the 20 minute mark in the youtube recording it looks like there is a bug in setCategory, if Amount = 50000 you don’t set the category.


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