Frequently Asked Questions


Why “wicked”?
[ wik-id ] adverb. Slang. very; really; totally: That shirt is wicked cool. Apparently it started in New England! (the northeast USA)
What is a trading card?
The developer trading card is a reminder of days spent trading sports cards or fantasy cards with friends. Maybe it was stickers for you. It’s also a space where developers can represent their interests outside of tech.
What is a webring?
Popular in the 90s and 00s, webrings were collections of websites linked together. You could click through the “ring” and discover new sites, often grouped together because of similar subject matter.
What is a hit counter?
Also popular around the same time, people added hit counters to their websites to show how many visitors (or really, page views) their site received. It was not uncommon to refresh a site a bunch to artificially inflate your hit counter stats.
Is the hit counter tracking my website visitors’ personal info (like IP address)?
No. The hit counter just counts hits (i.e. page loads). It only stores a number and increments that number each time it’s loaded.
How is Wicked Coolkit built?
It’s built with using Lightning Web Components.


How do I update my Trading Card Heroku app when there are new features or bug fixes?
You have two options. You can delete and recreate/redeploy the Trading Card Heroku app. All your Trading Card data is stored in Salesforce, so you won’t lose anything. After the deploy, you’ll need to connect the Heroku app to Salesforce again using the OAuth process (step 3 in /getting-started instructions).

Alternatively do this to update your existing Heroku app:

git clone
cd wicked-coolkit-user
heroku git:remote --app 
git push heroku main
Do I really need a new Salesforce Developer instance if I already have one?
Yes. You’ll need to sign up with a globally unique email address. If your email provider allows you to, a good trick is to add a +coolkit to your email. (e.g.