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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 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

Episode 29 — Cal Smith on Air Conditioning Patents, Advances in Computing and Lightning

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In this episode we chat with Cal Smith (@CloudMech on Twitter). Cal has done many things over the years and has very interesting stories to tell, but he also goes above and beyond to teach others, and the evidence is clear to see on the StackExchange where he’s known as crmprogdev.

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • How he got involved with the platform
  • How he uses the Salesforce StackExchange and what benefits he thinks it offers
  • Mechanical engineering relates to software development
  • Air conditioning patents in the auto industry
  • The contrast between computing in the past and computing today

 

Episode 27 (The Lost Episode): Kevin Boyle from Gearset and musings on Salesforce Deployments

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Kevin Boyle https://twitter.com/kevfromireland from Gearset https://gearset.com/ joins us at …. (gulp) Dreamforce ’15 to talk about Salesforce Deployments and his product as well as other things.

Yes, this episode is a bit late.

You just won’t believe the story about how this happened.  Would you believe Lions and Tigers and bears! Oh My!

How about… the dog ate it?

Or… would you believe I’m just really slack?

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Episode 24 – Daniel Ballinger on WSDL2Apex, Salesforce bugs, StackExchange and converting from C#

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Salesforce MVP Daniel Ballinger talking about winning at StackExchange, the crazy bugs he’s found in Salesforce, FuseIT’s excellent WSDL2Apex replacement, converting from Salesforce to C# and a guide to installing a new stereo in a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer.

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Episode 22 – Eliot Harper and ExactTarget Journey Builder

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In this episode of Code Coverage we talk to Eliot Harper (@eliotharper), CTO at Digital Logic, a Marketing Services company based in Melbourne, Australia. Eliot describes himself as a customer journey practitioner and is author of Journey Builder Developer’s Guide http://amzn.to/1a9gWNo; an in-depth book on customer journey integration with Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Eliot orientates us to Journey Builder development, covering:
* A brief orientation to Salesforce Marketing Cloud
* The Customer Journey Revolution
* Journey Builder
* Customer Journey Applications
* Interaction Components
* Workflow Document Format (WDF)
* Custom Activities

Episode 19 – Abhinav Keswani on Heroku

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In this episode of Code Coverage we talk to the globe-trotting Abhinav Keswani (@wasabhi), CTO and Co-Founder of Trineo who are an amazing  consulting company building products on both Salesforce and Heroku. Trineo was started in New Zealand and now have offices in Christchurch, Auckland, Sydney and Boulder.

Abhinav shares with us some of his insights into developing on Heroku, covering:

  • How Trineo got started with Heroku & Salesforce
  • What Heroku actually is
  • The power of Postgres on Heroku
  • Scaling apps on the platform and dyno management
  • Structuring your apps and migrating monolithic apps to it
  • The laws of physics and performance challenges
  • Pricing and monitoring costs