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Month: December 2014

Kevin O’Hara on Open Source Development and NodeJS

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Another week, another Kevin! In this episode of Code Coverage we talk to Kevin O’Hara, CTO of LevelEleven, Force.com MVP and creator of nForce, a NodeJS module for Salesforce integration.

  • Why he loves open source
  • The Salesforce.com products they build at LevelEleven

nForce and NodeJS:

  • Dogfooding and finally getting to use it in production himself
  • Promises in the upcoming nForce 1.0 using Bluebird
  • Refactoring and maintaining the source code
  • His thoughts on the recent fork of NodeJS creating io.js
  • A quick discussion on nodeschool

His latest project, a command line interface, DMC, for Salesforce.com developers:

  • Building a tool that feels familiar to those new to the platform
  • Treating orgs as remote file systems
  • Where his efforts cross over with those of Joe Ferraro

Open source development and the various things it entails:

  • Dealing with complaints when things go wrong
  • Knowing that people’s businesses might depend on your hobby

Other topics:

  • Detroit and it’s tech scene
  • How he moved from sales into development