Category Archives: Chat

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 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!

Kevin O’Hara on Open Source Development and NodeJS

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

Episode 4 – Carolina Ruiz on Community Building

If you’ve not heard of Carolina Ruiz yet then it can only be assumed that you’ve spent a considerable period offline this year, as she’s one of the two first female Force.com MVPs and a force to be reckoned with. The ever-brilliant Mary Scotton interviewed Carolina in her must read Women In Tech blog series.  Carolina works at FinancialForce.com and writes a Salesforce.com development blog in Spanish, called Code and Vogue. In this whirlwind episode we discuss:

  • How Carolina got involved in the platform
  • The South-Spain Salesforce.com Developer User Group
  • Presenting Salesforce.com Development at Grenada University
  • Spanish resources for Salesforce
  • Communities and Salesforce1
  • Dreaming of an offline Apex compiler
  • Undertaking the Advanced Developer Certification

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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.