In this episode of Code Coverage Steven is off on a bit of a jolly so instead I’m joined by Jarrod Hunt, a long time BA who’s worked in various roles and is all to familiar with the perils of working with developers. We discuss: The upcomingDown Under Dreaming Conference in Sydney Teaching code concepts to admins: what’s useful for them to know The role of BAs sitting between clients and developers What developers could do better from a BA’s point of view There’s a few surprising (at least to me) lessons for developers in here, and it’s interesting to see that some of the same things developers look for a team member are the same as those that a BA might look for.
More rambling! A discussion of various topics, some are even related to Salesforce. In particular we cover: Curtailing Twitter usage YouTube Watching: Rob Plays – C64 Game Reviews from Rob Caporetto (if you like these please do subscribe!) Salesforce DX – some initial thoughts Steven finally writes some Lightning Components Waiting for Platform Event handling paradigms Wishing for a larger runtime A quick discussion on Salesforce books, with the two classics: Advanced Apex Programming by Dan Appleman Force.
Uhhh notes, notes, notes… We talked about a few things: Trailheadx – I don’t even know how to capitalise this A weird ‘bug’ I was dealing with but solved the day after recording, it was a packaged field hiding a non-packaged field Summer ’17 and how it’s now fast even in Australia Valence, a native integration solution for Salesforce that I’m enjoying A bit more on Shield
Us blabbing about things. I can’t remember what because I’ve only just remembered to post this while doing Episode 36. Apologies! – Lacey
Show notes to come… I’ve got a bug to fix 😉
In this episode of Code Coverage we talk to Scott Wells, the author of the Illumined Cloud IDE for Salesforce. Illuminated cloud is an alternative IDE built on ItelliJ, and sports many features that make life far easier for developers on the platform. Topics we discuss include: How Scott got started building Illuminated Cloud The feature set of Illuminated Cloud How he implemented the debugger Weirdness with APIs on the platform Dreamforce!
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
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. Steven wrote some code and a tester found some bugs A novel use of reports to do calculations akin to a roll-up summary Matt found a quirk with SOQL’s DAY_IN_WEEK() function Swatch Internet Time Various tools we use: Illuminated Cloud!
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 .
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