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Episode 40 — The Grittier Gritty Re-reboot

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Lo and behold, we recorded again. It’s almost becoming a habit. Once again you’re stuck with myself and Steven rabbiting on about all sorts, including:

  • Using bookmarks in your browser (bleeding edge stuff here)
  • Salesforce (some new cloud thing)
  • Deployment antics and packages
  • How to break production environments
  • Trailhead, DX and Git – the new learning curve
  • Lightning experience performance
  • Steven’s ambitions to be Eminem, certifications and badges
  • Where our listeners (you are very much appreciated!) are located around the world

Episode 38 – Jarrod Hunt Bags Developers

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In this episode of Code Coverage Steven is off on a bit of a jolly so instead I’m joined by Jarrod Hunt, a long time BA who’s worked in various roles and is all to familiar with the perils of working with developers. We discuss:

  • The upcoming Down Under Dreaming Conference in Sydney
  • Teaching code concepts to admins: what’s useful for them to know
  • The role of BAs sitting between clients and developers
  • What developers could do better from a BA’s point of view

There’s a few surprising (at least to me) lessons for developers in here, and it’s interesting to see that some of the same things developers look for a team member are the same as those that a BA might look for.

If you’re in Australia then grab your ticket for Down Under Dreaming today before they run out. For $50 you can’t go wrong with some excellent topics on the agenda. 

Episode 37 — Almost Missed It


More rambling! A discussion of various topics, some are even related to Salesforce. In particular we cover:

Episode 33 — Scott Wells on Illuminated Cloud

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In this episode of Code Coverage we talk to Scott Wells, the author of the Illumined Cloud IDE for Salesforce. Illuminated cloud is an alternative IDE built on ItelliJ, and sports many features that make life far easier for developers on the platform. Topics we discuss include:

  • How Scott got started building Illuminated Cloud
  • The feature set of Illuminated Cloud
  • How he implemented the debugger
  • Weirdness with APIs on the platform
  • Dreamforce!

Illuminated Cloud sessions at Dreamforce (links to come, maybe):

Tuesday Morning

Chris Fellows – Illuminated Cloud & Lightning Components

Tuesday Afternoon @ 5:00pm

Scott Wells – Live Demo of Illuminated Cloud

Episode 32 – Simon Goodyear

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In this episode we’re joined by Simon Goodyear, for a chat covering many aspects of developing on the platform. We got a bit carried away and it got a little long, but Simon has very interesting insights on all manner of topics, including:

  • Supporting customers when you develop a product
  • Drinking beer and starting businesses
  • Dynamics!
  • External Objects and OData
  • Lightning development on a large scale
  • Platform limits and innovation
  • Fun and games with managed packages
  • The choice of IDEs available for the platform
  • Damaging hardware and email management

Episode 31 — What Happened There?

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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

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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