Einstein for Developers: The Future of Salesforce Programming

Generative AI is like a super-smart tool that’s changing how people create computer programs. It helps developers work faster and makes it easier for anyone to learn how to write code. At the recent TrailblazerDX event, Salesforce introduced “Einstein for Developers,” a special AI tool from Salesforce that’s now available for everyone to try during its Open Beta phase.

This tool is designed specifically for Salesforce, and it’s pretty amazing because it can understand human language and turn it into real computer code. They are also working on adding support for Lightning Web Components (LWC). In this article, we’ll show you how to get started with Einstein for Apex development and how it can make your coding life much easier.

Most AI coding tools today are trained on popular programming languages like Java and Python, as well as public code that’s available online. But when it comes to Salesforce’s special languages like Apex and LWC, these tools often struggle because they haven’t learned about them. Also, these tools work best when they understand the context of your specific project, and public tools usually can’t do that. Using them can sometimes expose your private code, which is a security risk.

Einstein for Developers is different. They’ve built their own smart model called “CodeGen,” and it’s trained to understand Salesforce languages like Apex and LWC really well. It also knows about your specific project, so it gives you better suggestions. Plus, your data and code stay safe with Salesforce.

Getting Started with Einstein for Developers

To use Einstein for Developers, follow these simple steps:

1. Turn it on for your Salesforce organization in “Set up | Einstein for Developers.”

2. Make your coding life even easier by adding the “Einstein for Developers Visual Studio Code extension” to your Visual Studio Code.

Now, here’s how to use it:

  1. Open Visual Studio Code and either open a project you’re already working on or start a new one.
  2. To tell Einstein for Developers to start helping you, connect to a Salesforce sandbox org or scratch org using the “SFDX: Authorize an Org” command.

Now, you’re all set to start generating Apex code. Just give it a prompt like this:

“I need an Apex class named “ContactManager” to store and retrieve contact information. Include methods for adding and searching contacts.”

“I want to create an Apex class called ContactTriggerHelper. Write a method to update the contact’s Mailing address with the related Account billing address.”

Generate an Apex class named “Circle” that calculates the area and circumference of a circle based on its radius.

The Future of Development

Einstein for Developers just started, and there’s more exciting stuff on the way:

  • It will help you write Lightning Web Component (LWC) code in plain English.
  • It can suggest what code to write next based on what you’re working on.
  • Check your code for mistakes and suggest fixes.
  • You’ll be able to have a conversation with Einstein and ask it for help with code and complex problems.

Einstein for Developers is changing the game for coding in Salesforce. It’s all about making your life easier and helping you become an even better developer. So, get on board, and stay tuned for the amazing things.


In the world of software development, change is the only constant, and Einstein for Developers represents a significant leap forward. This powerful generative AI tool from Salesforce has the potential to transform the way developers work, making it more efficient, accessible, and secure.

With its ability to understand natural language and generate code in Salesforce-specific languages like Apex, Einstein for Developers opens up new possibilities for developers and organizations alike. Whether you’re a seasoned developer looking to streamline your workflow or a newcomer eager to learn, this tool has something to offer.

As we continue on this journey, we’re excited about what the future holds. With Lightning Web Component (LWC) support on the horizon and promises of predictive code completion, code performance checks, and conversational assistance, the possibilities are boundless. Salesforce is committed to making your development experience better, safer, and more productive.

So, embrace the future of development with Einstein for Developers, and stay tuned for the incredible innovations yet to come.

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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar is a Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I with over 7+ years of experience working on the Salesforce platform. He specializes in developing custom applications, integrations, and reports to help customers streamline their business processes. Arun is passionate about helping businesses leverage the power of Salesforce to achieve their goals.

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