Angela Mahoney (Portland Developer Group co-lead) and Adam Daw (Ottawa Developer Group co-lead) discuss what makes a successful Developer Group and some of the things they do to have successful meetings.
It’s our long overdue introduction episode where we explain who we are and then talk about what we’re looking forward to for Dreamforce 2014 which is only a couple of days away!
- Find Your Feet on Force.com – A session aimed at newbie force.com developers helping them ramp up on the platform
- Automated Testing for Salesforce1 Mobile Apps Using the Appium Framework – A session for those looking to automate the testing of Salesforce1 native and hybrid apps
- Appcelerator Titanium http://www.appcelerator.com/ and Sencha Touch http://www.sencha.com/products/touch
- The best use cases for Native and Hybrid application development and cross platform frameworks.
- The functions and capabilities of the Salesforce Mobile SDK including the new 2.3 Mobile SDK https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Mobile_SDK_Release_Notes
- Resources for starting mobile development on Salesforce.
- Overviews and the pros and cons of the following mobile frameworks:
This week its Mary Scotton (@rockchick322004), Developer Evangelist at Salesforce.com
Mary joins us to discuss her Women in Tech blogging series as well as the broader ‘Diversity in Tech’ landscape.
We also cover the new Admin Zone (Sharing space with the Dev Zone), how Admins and Developers can work together and what’s in store for Dreamforce!
Boris Bachovski (@bachovski) is a Senior Salesforce.com Developer with Deloitte Australia, and is an ex-colleague of Matt’s. Boris is an active member of the Salesforce StackExchange site, and he joins us this week to discuss his impressions of the Advanced Developer Certification. Topics discussed include:
- How to know when you’re ready for the 501
- The sign up process, and what dates are what
- The multiple choice part of the exame
- How long to spend on the assignment
- Boris’ experience of the 501 as a whole
- Hard coding IDs is bad!
- How he learned Force.com and the importance of Twitter in the process.
- Continuous Integration with Drone.io and BitBucket.
- Tools for working with git – SourceTree
- Books for learning git: Pro Git
- IDE tools – MavensMate/Sublime
- What you can do with them
- Changes to Remote Objects coming in Summer ’14
Integrating Salesforce with your Fax Server. Yes, really.
- Importance of Assertions
- SeeAllData and avoiding it.
- Daniel’s Salesforce Test-Factory framework https://github.com/dhoechst/Salesforce-Test-Factory
- Drones and how he integrated it them with Salesforce1
- Dreamforce and why he won’t be flying drones at inside
- How Reid got into Developer Evangelism.
- Node.js and why he likes it.
- Why Steven should buy Sublime Text and other favorite text editors
- The Internet of Things and how Salesforce can fit in.
- How you can get started with IoT programming at home.
- How to get started in Salesforce Development as a novice or experienced developer.
- Polyglot programming on the platform.
- What makes an effective developer.
Matt and I delighted to get this opportunity to announce something we’ve been talking about among ourselves for quite some time: “Code Coverage: a podcast for Developers on the Salesforce1 Platform”.
The inspiration for this podcast is Jared Miller and Mike Gerholt’s excellent ‘Button Click Admin’ podcast. Like the Button Click Admin our podcast will be in an interview format and feature one or more guests on topics near and dear to the guest’s heart.
We are aiming to release a new 30 minute episode every two weeks and we really, really want to get the voice of the “Average” developer out there so if you think you might have something interesting to say on a given topic then please get in touch! (And please err on the side of ‘saying yes’! )
And with that I’d like to introduce our first episode, it’s a deep dive into 6800 Assembly language and Salesforce1 with Keir Bowden, CTO of Brightgen – a Force.com MVP and holder of all 7 Salesforce Certifications, including Advanced Developer and Certified Technical Architect and author of Visualforce Cookbook
- What’s involved in writing a technical book.
- What he was aiming for in writing the book.
Note: We’re still getting a handle on the audio side of things so apologies for any issues 🙂
Welcome to Code Coverage, a soon-to-be-released podcast focused on content for Force.com developers, where each week we’ll be interviewing a developer from the community. We’ll be talking to some of the most public faces but also those behind the scenes, finding out what their backgrounds are, what they’re doing with the platform and what tools they love to use.