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Scott Lee, who joins to talk about Rust Language, is CEO of Elega Corporation, Senior Salesforce Developer, Game Builder, and PluralSight Author. Main Points How did Scott start learning Rust Why is Rust fast How to learn Rust Is Rust a OO language Can Rust do things high-level languages do Expand knowledge and learn new languages Links Scott’s LinkedIn Scott’s Twitter Scott’s company site Scott’s PluralSight Author Profile Scott’s Steam Game – Kalling Kingdom Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 92. Learning Rust Language | Scott Lee appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Dec 2

22 min 19 sec

Scott Lee, who joins to talk about Diversify Your Skills, is CEO of Elega Corporation, Senior Salesforce Developer, Game Builder, and PluralSight Author. Main Points How did Scott get into coding at the beginning How did Scott learn Salesforce From learning python to creating the course for Python Spend time on your passion The steam game Scott is developing Salesforce developer future career Links Scott’s LinkedIn Scott’s Twitter Scott’s company site Scott’s PluralSight Author Profile Scott’s Steam Game – Kalling Kingdom Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 91. Diversify Your Skills | Scott Lee appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Nov 18

25 min 12 sec

Joshua Birk, who joins to talk about Trailhead Year One, is a Senior Director, Developer evangelist, godfather of Trailhead, the host of the Salesforce Developer Podcast. Main Points What is Josh’s job in the Salesforce The story about the Medals tool Josh created The Learning Paths project that predated Trailhead Where did the name Trailhead come from When did Josh think the Trailhead project take off What is the future of the Trailhead Links Josh’s LinkedIn Josh’s Twitter The 100th episode (Trailhead Engineering with Jeff Douglas) in the Salesforce developer podcast Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 90. Trailhead Year One | Joshua Birk appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Nov 4

30 min 54 sec

Aidan Harding, who joins to talk about Object-Oriented Thinking, is a senior developer and Technology Director at Nebula Consulting Ltd. Main Points OO language in the 1990s SOLID principles Inheritance and composition Refactoring Talking about “reusing the code is not the reason to break things into objects” OO construction Related resources Links Aidan’s LinkedIn Aidan’s Twitter “Why every single element of SOLID is wrong” – Blog by Dan North “Semi-solid Principles” episode in the Two’s Complement Podcast  Nebula Core – Apex Functional Programming episode Nebula Consulting Company that Aidan is working for The post 89. Object-Oriented Thinking | Aidan Harding appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Oct 21

34 min 45 sec

Julian Joseph, who joins to talk about Salesforce Quality Engineer topic, is a Salesforce Quality Architect, Senior Salesforce QA. Julian has tremendous experience in Quality Engineering, Test Automation, and the DevOps area. Main Points Julian’s self-introduction  What does Julian do in Salesforce What does the quality team do in Salesforce The importance of naming convention and quality mindset The balance between speed and quality Don’t ignore the customer experience Prioritize testing tasks Test automation Quality engineer role in the project Tools Links Julian’s LinkedIn Julian’s Twitter The post 88. Salesforce Quality Engineer | Julian Joseph appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Oct 9

47 min 8 sec

Alba Rivas, who joins to talk about LWC for VisualForce Developers, is the Lead Developer Advocate at Salesforce, former Salesforce MVP and dreamOlé organizer, 9x Certified. Main Points The resource collection on this topic (a sample app, 3 trailhead modules, and the webinar series in English & Spanish) How to leverage Low-code tools in LEX to replace Visualforce The benefits of using LWC comparing to VF The architecture of LWC v.s VisualForce Coding LWC vs coding VisualForce The future roadmap Links Alba’s Twitter Alba’s LinkedIn The blog post on this topic created by Alba The post 87. LWC for VisualForce Developers | Alba Rivas appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jun 24

29 min 7 sec

Christian Menzinger, who joins to talk about User Interface API, is a self-employed Germany-based Salesforce developer, trainer, Salesforce MVP, Community leader. Main Points What is the User Interface API? What problem does it solve? How is it in use before and in LWC? Examples of usage scenarios and sample code Links Christian’s Twitter Christian’s LinkedIn User Interface API in general Explore the Salesforce APIs with a Postman Collection Wire Adapters and Functions for UI-API Presentation and sample project how to leverage User Interface API hooks in Lightning Web Components The post 86. User Interface API – Christian Menzinger appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Apr 29

24 min 39 sec

Carl Brundage, who joins to talk about Einstein Analytics Dashboards, is a Salesforce CTA, 30 x certified, and Data & Analytics expert. Main points In this conversation, Carl talked about the differences between Salesforce built-in dashboards and Einstein Analytics Dashboards (recently renamed to Tableau CRM), the various phases of utilizing data, and how to implement a successful data analytics solution. Links Carl’s Twitter Carl’s LinkedIn Carl’s personal blog The post 85. Einstein Analytics Dashboard | Carl Brundage appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Apr 8

32 min 10 sec

Leo Alves, who joins to talk about Look outside of Salesforce, is a Software engineer and Salesforce developer based on Australia. Main Points In this conversation, Leo talked about his non-IT background and how he entered Salesforce and gradually became a Salesforce developer. He also shared why he considers it important to learn IT skills outside of Salesforce. Links Leo’s Twitter Leo’s LinkedIn The post 84. Look Outside of Salesforce | Leo Alves appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jan 22

36 min 11 sec

David Felkel, who joins to talk about Domain-Driven Design, is a Munich based Salesforce developer, software engineer, scrum master. He is also on his freelancer journey. Main points What is Domain-Driven Design (DDD)? Ubiqitous language and its natural synergy with Salesforce Technical DDD in Salesforce – how is it limited? DDD and Apex – what can be used in Salesforce? How to learn DDD Links David’s LinkedIn Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 83. Domain-Driven Design | David Felkel appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Dec 2020

36 min 32 sec

Michael Feathers is a well-recognized programmer in the IT industry, the author of the famous programming book Working Effectively with Legacy Code, and the founder of R7K Research & Conveyance. Michael talked about the content of his book, what is his definition of legacy code, how to work with legacy code, Why tests are important, etc. Links Michael’s Twitter Michael’s Blog Working Effectively with Legacy Code The deep synergy between testability and good design R7K Research & Conveyance Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 82. Working effectively with legacy code | Michael Feathers appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Dec 2020

35 min 42 sec

Peter Chittum is Senior Director, Developer Evangelist at Salesforce. Peter grows from Theater Arts and French education to Developer Evangelist and Manager at Salesforce. He also shared how the Salesforce front-end evolved, how to learn functional programming, imposter syndrome challenges, etc. Links Peter’s Twitter Peter’s LinkedIn Elixir programming language Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 81. From Theater Arts to Developer Evangelist | Peter Chittum appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Nov 2020

33 min 13 sec

Tina Wilburn joins to talk about the Blending Business and Technical Insights topic. Tina is a Senior Program Architect at Salesforce, with 25 years in the software engineering and consulting space. She has an MBA as well as a Master’s Degree in Project Management and has worked as a Salesforce architect since 2014. In addition to 15 Salesforce certifications, Tina is an expert in enterprise architecture, integrations, AI, and business consulting. Main points Overview of Tina’s career: from mainframes to MBA, to Salesforce program architect What helps her to interface with executive leaders Tips for career success The journey to The post 80. Blending Business and Technical Insights | Tina Wilburn appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Nov 2020

33 min 46 sec

Gaurav Kheterpal, who joins to talk about Salesforce Mobile Development, is the CTO at MTX Group, Salesforce MVP, 31x Salesforce & Google Certified Enterprise Architect, Pluralsight Author, and Einstein Champion. Main points What are the various mobile development methodologies in Salesforce? What are the trade-offs of each mobile development approach? When should I use or not use Salesforce1 mobile app? What are some of the key things to keep in mind while building a Salesforce mobile app? What does Salesforce Mobile SDK contain? How can one start learning Salesforce mobile development? Links Gaurav’s LinkedIn Gaurav’s Twitter Salesforce Mobile SDK Gaurav’s The post 79. Salesforce Mobile Development | Gaurav Kheterpal appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Oct 2020

24 min 11 sec

James Hou is a developer and architect with 10 years of experience in the ecosystem. He focuses on solving complex problems in highly custom enterprise orgs and is currently a Senior Salesforce Consultant working at Google. In this episode, James talked about how to break down a problem with the concept of XY problem from three different angles — daily tasks that affect your end-users, daily tasks that affect your own workflow, and problems that affect entire teams. Links Jame’s LinkedIn Jame’s LWC-Utils open source repo SFXD Discord community Video Teaser YouTube Video URL The post 78. Adding the XY problem to Your Solutioning Toolbelt | James Hou appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Oct 2020

33 min 50 sec

Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) is the co-founder of cleancoders.com, author of several very popular books including clean code, public speaker, idol of many programmers. Uncle Bob joins to talk about clean coder, programming professionalism, the future of programming, lisp and Clojure, and the recommended reading books, etc. Links Clean Coder Uncle Bob’s personal blog Clean Coder site with programming videos The future of programming Uncle Bob recommended books Teaching videos for SICP book Video Video format of this episode on YouTube Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 77. Clean Coder and Professionalism | Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Oct 2020

38 min 20 sec

Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) is the co-founder of cleancoders.com, author of several very popular books including clean code, public speaker, idol of many programmers. Uncle Bob joins to talk about clean code, such as its definition, guiding principles, best practices, test coverage, TDD, etc. Links Clean Code Uncle Bob’s personal blog Clean Coder site with programming videos Video Video format of this episode on YouTube Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 76. Clean Code | Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Sep 2020

37 min 11 sec

David Masri is Salesforce Architect, Data Architect, 9x Salesforce Certified, Certified Google Data Engineer, Director of Professional Services at Plative. David joins to talk about the difference between Salesforce data migration and integration, their best practices, record locking issue among many other points from his book. Links David’s LinkedIn David’s book – Developing Data Migrations and Integrations with Salesforce – Patterns and Best Practices David’s personal blog David’s data locking article 1 David’s data locking article 2 Best Practices for Deployments with Large Data Volumes Managing Lookup Skew in Salesforce to Avoid Record Lock Exceptions The Salesforce Bulk API: Maximizing The post 75. Data migration and integration | David Masri appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Sep 2020

34 min 34 sec

Brian Shea, who joins to talk about consulting on an existing org, is 8x Certified, Salesforce Architect at Shea Consulting LLC. Main Points Working in a brand new v.s. Old Salesforce environment Brian’s definition of legacy code Risk of working in an old environment Regression test Project scope Get familiar with the legacy code Communication on the existing issues House cleaning job – consultant or internal staff? Links Brian’s LinkedIn  Shea Consulting LLC Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 74. Consulting on an Existing Org | Brian Shea appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Sep 2020

34 min 50 sec

Matt Kaufman, who joins to talk about reusable web component, is 19x Certified, 3x Trailhead Ranger, Dreamforce Speaker, Book author, GDG Community Organizer, Chief Innovation Officer in MK Partners. Main Points Matt’s Salesforce journey Why are reusability and extensibility important when working with front-end code? Component-driven mindset The inputs of custom web components – @api and targetConfig Between component communication The new lightning message service Building our own reusable component repositories Sell components in AppExchange LWC, Aura, VisualForce components Links Matt’s LinkedIn Matt’s Twitter Matt’s Github The free Mambo Merge App in AppExchange Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 73. Reusable Web Component | Matt Kaufman appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Sep 2020

43 min 14 sec

Mark Seemann, who joins to talk about Functional Programming and Haskell, is a self-employed programmer and software architect, book author, PluralSight author, public conference speaker, Humane Code Video author in Cleancoders.com. Main points Why does Mark move from C# to F# and Haskell? What is a pure function? Why is pure function friendly? Why is Haskell suitable for learning Functional Programming? The importance of Immutability Dynamic v.s. Static typed functional programming languages Links Haskell language Mark’s Twitter Mark’s PluralSight courses Mark’s personal blog Mark’s Humane Code Videos Book – Dependency Injection Principles, Practices, and Patterns Video Teaser The YouTube Video The post 72. Functional Programming and Haskell | Mark Seemann appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Aug 2020

45 min 22 sec

Mark Seemann, who joins to talk about SOLID principles, is a self-employed programmer and software architect, book author, PluralSight author, public conference speaker, Humane Code Video author in Cleancoders.com. Main points What coding problems does SOLID solve? Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) Open-Closed Principle (OCP) Liskov Substitution Principle (LSP) Interface Segregation Principle (ISP) Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP) Links Mark’s Twitter Mark’s SOLID course (PluralSight) Mark’s PluralSight courses Mark’s personal blog Mark’s Humane Code Videos Book – Dependency Injection Principles, Practices, and Patterns Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 71. SOLID Principles | Mark Seemann appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Aug 2020

38 min 23 sec

Scott Lee, who joins to talk about Salesforce Integration Best Practices, is CEO of Elega Corporation, Senior Salesforce Developer, Game Builder, and PluralSight Author. Main Points Scott is a Pluralsight author producing Salesforce courses When shall we consider Salesforce integration? The options to integrate a large volume of data Discussion on Mulesoft and Heroku for Integration Various Salesforce APIs involved in the Salesforce Integration Links Scott’s LinkedIn Scott’s Twitter Scott’s company site Scott’s PluralSight Author Profile Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 70. Salesforce Integration Best Practices | Scott Lee appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Aug 2020

34 min 2 sec

James Simone, who joins to talk about DML Mocking, is the lead Software Engineer at James Simone LLC. He is also a climber, runner, sourdough bread baker, oats enthusiast, and software developer. He’s the self-published author of the sci-fi / fantasy novel A Good Thing Never Stops. Main Points James’ the Joys of Apex blog series What is DML mocking? Is DML mocking important to implement? How to switch to using DML mocking? Is test speed also important for development? How DML mocking is created in a high-level picture? What challenges have James encountered when implementing the DML mocking lib? The post 69. DML Mocking for Apex Test | James Simone appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Aug 2020

34 min 31 sec

Kevin Jones, who joins to talk about his open-source project ApexLink, is a Senior Architect in FinancialForce. Main Points How does ApexLink work? What is ApexAssist VSCode extension? Future roadmap for ApexLink and ApexAssist – the local execution Kevin’s daily work in FinancialForce Links Kevin’s Twitter Kevin’s personal blog ApexLink Github Repo ApexAssist VSCode extension Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 68. ApexLink – Salesforce offline package linker (2) | Kevin Jones appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jul 2020

24 min 3 sec

Kevin Jones, who joins to talk about his open-source project ApexLink, is a Senior Architect in FinancialForce. Main Points Kevin’s self-introduction What is ApexLink, Kevin’s open source project? Is ApexLink similar to the PMD? Is ApexLink similar to the Illuminated Cloud? Why does Kevin use Scala language to create ApexLink? How does ApexLink work? Links Kevin’s Twitter Kevin’s personal blog ApexLink Github Repo ApexAssist VSCode extension Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 67. ApexLink – Salesforce offline package linker (1) | Kevin Jones appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jul 2020

29 min 48 sec

Buyan Thyagarajan, who joins to talk about Cloud Specialized Developer Career Path, is Salesforce MVP, specializing in Higher Education and Manufacturing. He is passionate about helping people start a Salesforce career. Main points Buyan’s self-introduction Buyan’s career advice to all developers  Buyan uses EDA/HEDA education cloud as an example Buyan uses manufacturing cloud as an example Why should Salesforce developers know the business side? Buyan uses the non-profit cloud as an example Links Buyan’s Twitter Buyan’s LinkedIn Buyan’s personal blog EDA Manufacturing cloud Non-profit cloud Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 66. Cloud Specialized Developer Career Path | Buyan Thyagarajan appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jul 2020

37 min 1 sec

Abhinav Gupta, who joins to talk about Future of Development on Salesforce 360 Platform, is a Salesforce Architect and Salesforce MVP, the Founder of Concretio Apps Company. Main Points Abhinav’s self-introduction The first-ever Virtual Dreamin’ event Discuss the Salesforce platform megatrend – low code The growing Salesforce marketplace for declarative tools, such as flows Salesforce customer 360 platform – more new Salesforce clouds are launching Discussion on the developer’s career path How do developers learn declarative tools? Developer’s business mindset Code v.s. Low code balance challenge Links Abhinav’s Twitter Concretio Apps company site Flow solutions section in AppExchange Marketplace Keir The post 65. Future of Development on Salesforce 360 Platform | Abhinav Gupta appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jul 2020

25 min 37 sec

Vladimir Gerasimov, who joins to talk about the Salesforce Dependency API, is the Director of Product Management at Salesforce. Main Points Vladimir’s self-introduction Salesforce Dependency API is already in Open Beta as of the recording What is the Dependency API and what is the “where is it used” button? What meta-data types are supported in the Dependency API? How to use and query the dependency API? The open-source Dependencies-CLI plugin repository The dependency API Future roadmap Links Vladimir’s Twitter Dependency API Meta-data coverage report Learn MOAR – Dependency API SFDX Dependencies-cli plugin Vladimir’s Dependency API Webinar Video Teaser on Salesforce The post 64. Salesforce Dependency API | Vladimir Gerasimov appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jul 2020

31 min 37 sec

Susannah St-Germain, who joins to talk about becoming a Salesforce Architect without IT background, is a Salesforce MVP, Salesforce Architect, 20 x certified, BostonSFDC Co-Lead, and RADWomenCode Coach. Sponsors: Main Points Susannah’s self-introduction, her role in the company and the CTA exam journey Why and how did Susannah slowly transition from the music to the IT field? How did Susannah make the switch from the admin role to the developer role? What is the right mindset to shift to a Salesforce technical role? Susannah also shares her experience on this point. How did Susannah change to a Salesforce technical architecture The post 63. From Non-tech to Salesforce Architect | Susannah St-Germain appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jun 2020

34 min 49 sec

Jason Lantz, who joins to talk about CumulusCI – A Salesforce automation tool, is the Sr. Director, Release Engineering at Salesforce.org. Main Points Jason’s self-introduction Jason talks about what is CumulusCI What is the configuration layer in CumulusCI? The other three layers: key-chain, task, and flow layers How to understand CumulusCI from a beginner point of view? Does CumulusCI work for enterprise developers with repositories other than Github? Links Jason’s Twitter CumulusCI Github Repo CumulusCI document CumulusCI Trailhead Modules Video Teaser on CumulusCI The YouTube Video URL The post 62. CumulusCI Portable Automation| Jason Lantz appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jun 2020

26 min 44 sec

Chris Peterson, who joins to talk about Apex language, is the Director of Product Management for Apex in Salesforce. Sponsors Main Points Is the Apex team currently working on the language expressiveness? Is it a good idea that Salesforce supports some good open-source libraries in the ecosystem? Is it valuable to build an Apex package management tool like npm for javascript? Shall Apex add features to distinguish various types of Apex tests, such as unit test, integration test, large volume data test, bulkification test, etc.?  Apex team’s working effort to have better meta-data coverage Chris’ tips on writing good Apex The post 61. All About Apex Language(2) | Chris Peterson appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jun 2020

29 min 17 sec

Chris Peterson, who joins to talk about Apex language, is the Director of Product Management for Apex in Salesforce. Main Points What is the responsibility of Chris’ team? How does Chris and the team collect working items? Is the idea exchange a good channel for developers to submit wishes? How does the team implement, test, rollback new features? The internal hammer tool We talk about the story before and after the new Apex compiler, and what new features the new compiler brings to developers. What is the language server and how does it support LWC and Apex? Is a local The post 60. All About Apex Language(1) | Chris Peterson appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Jun 2020

41 min 38 sec

David Dixon, who joins to talk about the world of Salesforce Analytics, is Director of Analytics at Atrium.ai. David has 20 years of experience with every aspect of data, from database administration to data migration, integration, and analytics including Einstein AI.  Main Points What’s new in the analytics and AI space on Salesforce these days? How does Einstein Analytics fit together with Tableau? What are the basic skills you’ll need to get started with AI and data science? What can we expect for the future of analytics on Salesforce? Links David’s LinkedIn Profile Atrium.ai David’s Dreamforce Session on Tips and Tricks The post 59. Salesforce Analytics | David Dixon appeared first on SalesforceWay.

May 2020

23 min 40 sec

Pat McClellan, who joins to talk about AppExchange Solution, is a 4x Salesforce Certified Salesforce Developer, 2x Dreamforce Speaker, Lightning Champion, author of Proton Text App. Main Points Pat’s self-introduction and brief journey of creating the Proton Text App Why did Pat change his career path and now have a good motivation to be a Salesforce developer? Pat goes through the technical design and how the app was built 3 typical use cases that Salesforce users use text messages on the platform The text messaging app competition on AppExchange  How did Pat collect requirements? How big revenue does Pat have The post 58. Create AppExchange Solution From True Zero | Pat McClellan appeared first on SalesforceWay.

May 2020

33 min 13 sec

Kid Jansen, who joins to talk about how to prepare for Salesforce CTA, is 20x certified, Technical Architect, PluralSight Author, and active community contributor. Main Points Kid’s self-introduction Kid’s video presentation – Salesforce certifications What are CTA prerequisites in terms of certifications? When shall people start to prepare for CTA when prerequisites are done? What are the differences between growing into architect from admin, consultant or developer? The difference among types of working companies: small or big; consulting, ISV or customer. The process and the content of the CTA exam Once I decided to start, what are the tools to The post 57. Prepare for Salesforce CTA | Kid Jansen appeared first on SalesforceWay.

May 2020

32 min

Gloria Ramchandani, who joins to talk about Surviving As a Remote Tech Employee, is Atlanta WIT UG Leader, Dreamforce Speaker, Product Manager at Copado. Main Points How long has Gloria been remote working for? Is there a difference between remote working and pandemic lockdown? How to keep working routines? Gloria’s tip to have kids involved in the working time The importance of physical boundaries  The challenge of working overtime The importance of small breaks How to keep and maintain the working energy? The requirements for hardware devices The social desire in remote working How does a company maintain the culture? The post 56. Surviving As a Remote Tech Employee | Gloria Ramchandani appeared first on SalesforceWay.

May 2020

27 min 39 sec

John Daniel, who joins to talk about Unit Of Work, is a Salesforce MVP, Technical Architecture, Open-source active contributor. John was on show #13, talked about Monolithic to Modular. Main Points John’s self-introduction The definition of UoW How does UoW handle DMLs in a transaction? What would happen if the DMLs in UoW fail partially? How does UoW make the code cleaner and more business-oriented? What to do when we find bugs when using the open-source libraries? What is the benefit to convince the team to use Apex Common library where UoW is included? Are there situations where multiple UoW The post 55. Unit Of Work Design Pattern | John Daniel appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Apr 2020

33 min 4 sec

Adam Olshansky, who joins to talk about trigger framework, is Salesforce MVP, Salesforce Engineer at Google, 14X Certified and Pluralsight Author. Main Points Adam’s self-introduction Adam’s Apex hours session – trigger framework Why do we need a trigger framework? How do we choose a suitable trigger framework?  Why would we choose a sophisticated object-oriented complex trigger framework? Difference between teams working in one single org and teams from consulting firms in terms of choosing a trigger framework The feature that helps avoid recursion The importance of communication between admins and developers Create your own tailored trigger framework Using custom metadata The post 54. All About Trigger Framework | Adam Olshansky appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Apr 2020

24 min 51 sec

Fabrice Cathala joins to talk about declarative for Salesforce developers. Fabrice is a Salesforce MVP, SF Dev Group leader, SaaS evangelist. Main Points Fabrice’s self-introduction Two types of solutions in Salesforces – enterprise solution and ISV managed package Using declaratives in managed packages Take into consideration that the platform is all the time evolving when building a solution Design a solution with declarative or coding Links Fabrice’s Twitter Fabrice’s LinkedIn Video Teaser The YouTube Video URL The post 53. Declarative For Salesforce Developers | Fabrice Cathala appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Apr 2020

20 min 59 sec

Daniel Ballinger joins to talk about his Parallel Unit Testing diagnosing story. Daniel is a Salesforce MVP, Senior Salesforce and .NET Developer and the author of tool SFDC Explorer. Main Points What is parallel unit testing? What is the default running mode in the Salesforce Platform? The troubleshooting story Daniel is telling about the parallel unit testing Links on Parallel Unit Testing Daniel’s Twitter Daniel’s LinkedIn Daniel’s blog post on Parallel Unit Testing Debug log parser and visualizer Daniel’s blog The post 52. Apex Parallel Unit Testing | Daniel Ballinger appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Apr 2020

34 min 30 sec

Ben McCarthy joins to talk about how to start a Salesforce consultancy. Ben is Founder & Co-Editor at SalesforceBen.com, and Co-founder & Chier Revenue Officer at Nymble. Main Points Ben’s self-introduction Ben’s prior working experience before How and when did Ben receive the managing director role of the UK in the company? The importance of industry focus The importance of engaging with Salesforce How to hire and keep talent in the company? Why does Ben think the company culture is the most important point for a successful consultancy? The difference between Intrapreneurs and building up a company from scratch? Links Ben’s Twitter The post 51. Start A Salesforce Consultancy Firm | Ben McCarthy appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Apr 2020

27 min 21 sec

Joey Chan, who joins to talk about contributing back to the Salesforce community, is ranking #1 in AppExchange developers, Philippines User Group Leader, Founder and Solutions Architect of Cloud Jedi Solutions Limited. Main Points Joey ranks 1st in AppExchange developer community Is Joey paid to contribute to the community? Why does Joey contribute while knowing it is unpaid work? What benefit did Joey receive in the first couple of years? Joey’s 5-year goal after college graduation and how did he achieved the goal How did Joey attract his first customer? How do Joey and his team work for the customers The post 50. Contribute To The Salesforce Community | Joey Chan appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Mar 2020

24 min 18 sec

Ines Garcia joins to talk about Agile Software Development. Ines is a London-based Salesforce MVP, Agile Coach, Scrum Professional. Main Points Agile has the concept of continuous improvement and Kaizen, why is this so similar to DevOps? Is agile here to replace the waterfall model? What is agile, how to define it? Introduction about the agile card game developed by Ines Explanation about the four principles from Agile Manifestos Typical frameworks used in Agile Links Ines’ LinkedIn Ines’ Twitter Agile card game developed by Ines Agile Manifesto Video Teaser On Agile Software Development The YouTube Video URL Outro Music Dream The post 49. Agile Software Development | Ines Garcia appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Mar 2020

29 min 23 sec

Lorenzo Frattini, who joins to talk about Salesforce technical debt, is a London-based Salesforce CTA and the founder of Clayton, a code analysis SaaS that specializes in vulnerability scanning and code quality for Salesforce. Main Points Lorenzo’s self-introduction and his play-by-play video What is the content of the technical debt handbook released by Clayton? Why is it difficult to have technical debt under full control and what shall we developers do about it? Number 1 cause of technical debt – Test data factory – according to the handbook  Number 2 cause – dummy tests The risk factors for accumulating technical The post 48. Salesforce Technical Debt | Lorenzo Frattini appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Mar 2020

27 min 8 sec

Ankit Taneja, who joins to talk about Salesforce freelancing, is the content producer at Forcepreneur.com, founder of BlazeNewTrail.com, an active trailblazer in the Ohana, and of course a Salesforce freelancer. Main Points Ankit’s self-introduction Ankit shares What freelancers actually do in their jobs How to start as a freelancer job? What Skillsets are required for freelancers? Why would Ankit want to be a full-stack freelancer? When is it a good time to be a freelancer? How to acquire clients at the beginning? How to excel and stand out in the freelancing competition? What are the pros and cons of a The post 47. Salesforce Freelancing | Ankit Taneja appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Mar 2020

24 min 43 sec

Aidan Harding joins to talk about Nebula Core, a Salesforce Apex functional programming Library, an open-source project published by Nebula Consulting company. Aidan is a senior Salesforce consultant and developer. Main Points Aidan’s self-introduction and the Nebula core open-source library including Salesforce functional programming feature Feature 1 – Cached way to retrieve record type information Feature 2 – the functional programming part in the lazy iterator  Feature 3 – the lazy part in the lazy iterator  Feature 4 – Sobject index Feature 5 – Custom metadata type-driven logger Links Aidan’s Twitter Aidan’s LinkedIn Nebula Core repository Blog thread about Feature The post 46. Nebula Core – Apex Functional Programming | Aidan Harding appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Feb 2020

30 min 29 sec

Mohith Shrivastava, who shares Salesforce managed package challenges, is a Salesforce MVP, 3-Salesforce-book Author, Lightning Champion, Trailhead TrailBlazer,20X Salesforce Certified, active contributor at stack overflow Main Points Mohith’s self-introduction Comparing developing solution for one org and creating Salesforce manage package How does the CPU governor limits impact ISV packages? How do other governor limits impact ISV packages? How do ISVs debug issues in the customer’s environment?  What are the several fundamental ISV design principles according to Mohith? Namespace challenges 2nd Generation Packaging for both consulting firms and ISVs Links Mohith’s Twitter Mohith’s LinkedIn Mohith authored three Salesforce books! Video Teaser The post 45. Create Salesforce Managed Package | Mohith Shrivastava appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Feb 2020

31 min 46 sec

Anup Jadhav joins to talk about Salesforce governance and change management in Salesforce. Anup is a Salesforce Developer MVP, Co-founder of London Salesforce Developer User Group, Technical Architect. Main Points Anup’s self-introduction Anup and Francis hosting podcast – Salesforce Posse Governance and change management in Salesforce is critical What is governance and what is change management Technical process part The non-technical business process part In Anup’s opinion, the key is alignment and autonomy Links Anup’s LinkedIn Anup’s Twitter Anup’s blog Salesforce Posse Podcast Video Teaser on Salesforce Governance The YouTube Video URL The post 44. Salesforce Governance and Change management | Anup Jadhav appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Feb 2020

32 min 18 sec

Johan Karlsteen, joins to talk about the pet project. Johan, running top trailblazer site, is a Software Engineer living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. Johan has been working with Salesforce since 2012 and is currently a Salesforce consultant. Main Points Johan’s introduction We talked a little bit about Computer Bible Books – TAOCP and SICP How did Johan start his pet project – top trailblazers? How was top trailblazers technically implemented? Who are using top trailblazers? What is the purpose for Johan of having this pet project? What advice would Johan give to listeners in terms of pet projects? Why The post 43. Pet Project – Enhance Your Coding Skill | Johan Karlsteen appeared first on SalesforceWay.

Feb 2020

39 min 39 sec