VS Code and CLI

Getting Started

If you have been using another editor such as Eclipse or MavensMate for development in Salesforce, you may want to consider a look at VS Code and CLI.  Highlights of the new features include auto-complete, syntax highlighting and a "Replay Debugger".  Salesforce is actively developing this functionality and now you can connect it to regular sandboxes, even if you aren't ready to totally jump into DX and scratch orgs.  Here's what you need to get started:

VS Code

Start by downloading VS Code:

  https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/windows  

CLI

Next step is to install the Salesforce CLI:

  https://developer.salesforce.com/tools/sfdxcli  

VS Code Extensions for Salesforce

Add some powerful capabilities with these VS Code Extensions:

  https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=salesforce.salesforcedx-vscode  

Connect to Your Sandbox

Now connect to your existing Sandbox.  This is preview capability, but our initial tests have been very promising:

 https://github.com/forcedotcom/salesforcedx-vscode/wiki/Develop-Against-Any-Org-in-Visual-Studio-Code