Episode 31 — What Happened There?

So we accidentally had another hiatus. This was entirely unintentional and we’ve talked plenty about recording, it’s just that sometimes life (and work) happens.  We’re back… again… and planning to keep up some momentum this time.

Episode 30 — Dan Appleman on Salesforce Development Over The Years, Pluralsight and JavaScript with Lightning

In this episode we chat with the amazingly productive Dan Appleman (@DanAppleman); if you don’t recognise that name then you can’t have been around the Salesforce development community for very long! Dan makes some excellent points on a variety of topics, including:

  • Developing on the platform over the years and how the gotchas have changed
  • How the CPU time governor limit is affected by process and workflows
  • The joys of working with Salesforce support
  • His PluralSight courses:
    • Apex for Programmers
    • Salesforce for .NET Developers (short course)
    • Data Visualisation for Developers
  • His book: Advanced Apex Programming (now in the 3rd Edition)
  • Industry challenges that have arisen from greater levels of abstraction
  • JavaScript, it’s use in Lightning, and what it means for developers
  • The problems with Salesforce’s ISV program, and how it might impact new developers looking to build and sell Lightning components
  • How the Developer Relations Team are awesome

 

Note: some of my audio and pronounciation goes funky towards the end of this episode. I suffered some technical difficulties that meant I was hearing myself echo at full volume with approximately half a second of delay, I think I know exactly what this feels like now – Lacey

Episode 29 — Cal Smith on Air Conditioning Patents, Advances in Computing and Lightning

In this episode we chat with Cal Smith (@CloudMech on Twitter). Cal has done many things over the years and has very interesting stories to tell, but he also goes above and beyond to teach others, and the evidence is clear to see on the StackExchange where he’s known as crmprogdev.

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • How he got involved with the platform
  • How he uses the Salesforce StackExchange and what benefits he thinks it offers
  • Mechanical engineering relates to software development
  • Air conditioning patents in the auto industry
  • The contrast between computing in the past and computing today

 

Episode 27 (The Lost Episode): Kevin Boyle from Gearset and musings on Salesforce Deployments

Kevin Boyle https://twitter.com/kevfromireland from Gearset https://gearset.com/ joins us at …. (gulp) Dreamforce ’15 to talk about Salesforce Deployments and his product as well as other things.

Yes, this episode is a bit late.

You just won’t believe the story about how this happened.  Would you believe Lions and Tigers and bears! Oh My!

How about… the dog ate it?

Or… would you believe I’m just really slack?

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Episode 24 – Daniel Ballinger on WSDL2Apex, Salesforce bugs, StackExchange and converting from C#

Salesforce MVP Daniel Ballinger talking about winning at StackExchange, the crazy bugs he’s found in Salesforce, FuseIT’s excellent WSDL2Apex replacement, converting from Salesforce to C# and a guide to installing a new stereo in a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer.

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Episode 22 – Eliot Harper and ExactTarget Journey Builder

In this episode of Code Coverage we talk to Eliot Harper (@eliotharper), CTO at Digital Logic, a Marketing Services company based in Melbourne, Australia. Eliot describes himself as a customer journey practitioner and is author of Journey Builder Developer’s Guide http://amzn.to/1a9gWNo; an in-depth book on customer journey integration with Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Eliot orientates us to Journey Builder development, covering:
* A brief orientation to Salesforce Marketing Cloud
* The Customer Journey Revolution
* Journey Builder
* Customer Journey Applications
* Interaction Components
* Workflow Document Format (WDF)
* Custom Activities

Episode 21 – Chris Duarte on Trailhead

Quick note, Steven had a bit of a technical issue with his microphone in this episode, but we decided to leave it in since it gave us a bit of a laugh.

This episode on Code Coverage the wonderful Chris Duarte (@TheChrisDuarte) talks to us about Trailhead. Chris is the Managing Editor of Trailhead at Salesforce, and if you’ve not heard of Trailhead yet  then you must be under a serious pile of rocks. Topics Chris discusses with us include:

  • How Chris got involved with Salesforce and subsequently Trailhead
  • Where Trailhead fits in within Salesforce
  • Bridging the gap between declarative development and coding
  • The content available on Trailhead
  • What she does as the Managing Editor
  • Where to get help, such as the Trailhead forum on the developer boards
  • What’s on the roadmap for Trailhead (imagine a @SteveMoForce Safe habbah right here)
  • A hint about April fool’s day. Unfortunately, we were a bit late getting the episode up, so you’ve probably already seen Catter!