Category Archives: Enterprise Development

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.

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 3 – Andrew Fawcett on Enterprise Development

Andy Fawcett tells us about his journey into the world of Salesforce.com development at FinancialForce, and why he loves prototyping new ideas. Andy is the CTO of FinancialForce.com and maintains an excellent blog at andyinthecloud.com. In this episode we also cover:

For more information on the enterprise patterns, including a recording and the slides from Andy’s Dreamforce ’13 presentation check out this post on his blog.