Category Archives: Community

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 Poorman on Ruby, Angular and Not PHP

Returning to regular programming (pun intended) after the live episodes of Dreamforce, this week we talk to the unstoppable force that is Force.com MVP Kevin Poorman. We got to the end of this episode and still had plenty that we wanted to talk about, so we’re planning to get him back on the show in the near future. After listening to this, we think you’ll be wanting to hear more from Kevin too!

  • His journey into the ecosystem
  • Why he likes Ruby as a programming language
  • How you can use Ruby to build iOS apps
  • PHP, and why he doesn’t like (talking about) it
  • Angular and ngForce and why they’re a good fit for the platform
  • Ionic, for building Angular apps in a different way
  • His passbook, iBeacon enabled business card for Dreamforce
  • Trailhead, what comes after, and why developers should play to learn
  • The Apex Ten Commandments (slides, session recording)

 

 

 

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