Frequently Asked Questions
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What is ASIDE?
ASIDE is full-featured Salesforce IDE built from the ground up for efficient delivery, design, and testing of Apex and Visualforce code.
Is ASIDE open source?
Currently it is not, but possibly in the future.
Do I need to give ASIDE my credentials?
No, ASIDE never sees your credentials. Clicking the login button will redirect you to the Salesforce.com domain where you can securely authenticate.
Does ASIDE store any of my Salesforce or personal data?
No, ASIDE does not store any of this information.
How can I use source control in conjunction with ASIDE?
Since ASIDE does not save copies of your code locally, you will need to perform a retrieve to pull the code out of your Salesforce org. To retrieve the files you will want to commit, while logged into ASIDE click push ⟹ Select a Filter ⟹ Code Modified By Me Since Last Retrieve ⟹ Add All ⟹ retrieve. This will retrieve (download) all the code you have modified since the last time you performed a retrieve from ASIDE. When the retrieve completes, expand the resulting zip file and commit the code to source control as you normally would.
I try to login with ASIDE, but receive the error,"ip restricted or invalid login hours", can I still use ASIDE?
If your organization has IP restrictions enabled it will not be possible to login in with ASIDE because it has a dynamic IP address.
Is there anything I can do if the login is working inconsistently or I am getting kicked out?
If you are getting kicked out, or ASIDE is frequently showing the error recovery popup, you may need to disable the "Lock sessions to the IP address from which they originated" security setting found under Security ⟹ Session Settings within your salesforce organization. ASIDE will not work properly while this setting is enabled.
What browsers do you recommend?
It's highly recommended that you use Chrome or Firefox while using ASIDE. Safari has known issues
related to retrieving and downloading not working properly.
What were the features most recently added?
- UI improvements
- Ability to modify ASIDEs stylesheet and save the changes
- Beautify and Minify Visualforce and Static Resource code
- Org code search no longer requires install, should work more reliably
- Other bug fixes
What will the next update contain?
UI improvements and bug fixes.
They are available here.
Who can I contact about questions/bugs/feature requests?
Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org