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Connor ScottConnor Scott 

Can't develop apex in a development org

Hello all,
I'm trying to create a custom apex controller for a visualforce page, but no matter what i've tried, I cannot create an apex class in the developer console.  I am using a developer account, and am working in a developer org, and I still can't create apex classes. Is there something I am missing? Is there any alternative I can try to develop an apex class? 

Thank you in advance,
Connor
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Krishna.AvvaKrishna.Avva
Hi Connor,

Can you confirm the edition you are using? Apex Author is available only for : Performance, Unlimited, Developer, and Enterprise Salesforce Editions.

Regards,
Krishna Avva

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Krishna.AvvaKrishna.Avva
Hi Connor,

Can you please post the steps you followed/the error message you are receiving while creating the controller?

Regards,
Krishna Avva
Connor ScottConnor Scott
Greetings Krishna,
I registered myself as a Salesforce developer, and created a developer org based on my companies production org. At this point, I opened up the developer console to try and create the apex class, but the option was unavailable, i'll provide a screenshot below.
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I'm wondering if theres a setting I may be missing, but as far as I can tell, it should be working. I am rather new to the salesforce platform, so this is the only way I can figure out how to create an apex class.
Raj VakatiRaj Vakati

You're probably viewing it in the Production environment. You need to be in either a Sandbox or Developer Org to create new Apex classes. In production you are not able to create class or trigger.
Connor ScottConnor Scott
Thats just it though, I am in a sandbox.
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Sorry if the quality is a little poor, but i've only been working in a Developer Org. 
Krishna.AvvaKrishna.Avva
Hi COnnor,

Please make sure your profile has APEX Author permission.
Navigate to Profile -> System Permissions ->Apex Author and check it.

Regards,
Krishna Avva
Krishna.AvvaKrishna.Avva
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Raj VakatiRaj Vakati
Apex Author is checked by default for Sys Admin profile ..  What is the profile you are using ??
Connor ScottConnor Scott
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The Author Apex option doesn't show up for me. Is there a fix for this?
Krishna.AvvaKrishna.Avva
Hi Connor,

Can you confirm the edition you are using? Apex Author is available only for : Performance, Unlimited, Developer, and Enterprise Salesforce Editions.

Regards,
Krishna Avva
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Connor ScottConnor Scott
I see now. My company is using Professional. I guess I'll have to take it up with my superiors now. Regardless, thank you so much for all your help, you've saved me a major migrane Krishna.
Regards, Connor