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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