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Published July 31, 2014

Josh Birk (@joshbirk)  is a Developer Evangelist at and so if you’re listening to this podcast there’s a great chance that you’ve already come across him in your internet adventures. He’s recently started blogging at on a variety of topics and also posts on the Salesfore Developers Blog. In this episode Josh talks to us about:

His Background

  • How he arrived at Salesforce via ModelMetrics
  • Using Flex and developing the Flex REST toolkits

Summer ’14 release highlights

  • Increased API request limits for developers
  • Flex queue for batch job management
  • Approval buttons for Salesforce1
  • Improvements to Remote Objects: Upsert functionality and Apex overrides for CRUD operations
  • The power of Flow
  • The Query Planner tool Platform Specifics

  • What GA, Developer Preview, Pilot and Beta mean
  • An introduction to Canvas

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  1. David David

    Interesting podcast, thanks for sharing. Sounds like Javascript has come a long way in the Salesforce world. And yes Steve, you DID work on a project that used the Flex REST Toolkit 😉 I’m considering getting into Salesforce development (again) seeing all the interesting developments that are going on with Salesforce1. Is the 401 certification still the best way to start?

    • Yes, its a good place to start with 401. I’ll ping you on LinkedIn!

  2. At 19:30 there is discussion of a brand new pilot PDF rendering engine to replace/enhance the existing flying saucer implementation. You need to raise a ticket to access it.

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