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Joshua Birk presents
Salesforce Developer Podcast
Tune in to the Salesforce Developer Podcast to hear short and insightful stories for developers, from developers. Join Joshua Birk, Developer Evangelist and Godfather of Trailhead, as he hosts developer trailblazers from around the world as they share their stories of learning, building and integrating with Salesforce.
June 7, 2021
085: LWC and Web Standards with Greg Whitworth
Greg Whitworth is the Director of LWC’s application and backend services. He’s also the Director of Standards and Web Platform here at Salesforce. Today, I am talking with him about his long history of working with web browsers. Specifically, we get into his experience with web standards committees, discuss how these standards come about and the benefits they can have for Salesforce and it’s developers.
May 31, 2021
084: Neurodiversity and User Experience with Kalina Tyrkiel
Kalina Tyrkiel is a user experience writer in Poland. Though she is not a part of our Salesforce community, she does use her background in psychology to write content about neurodiversity and how it impacts user experience design.
May 24, 2021
083: Democratizing Architecture with Chuck Liddell
Chuck Liddell is the CEO of Valence App Incorporated. In that role, he has the opportunity to leverage his skills in both business and technology. These are skills he has developed throughout his life and the multiple roles he has filled.
May 17, 2021
082: Weird Apex with Paul Battisson
Paul Battisson is the Chief Operating Officer for Cloud Galacticos. In this episode, we are talking about the convergence of two of his favorite things: “super hardcore nerdy math” (as Paul puts it) and Apex. Paul has performed some unique experiments that combined his love for math and his love for Apex. In our conversation, we talk about those experiments at length. We also discuss his motivation for doing them and how pigeons are connected to all of this.
May 10, 2021
081: Get Salesforce Certified with Francis Pindar
Francis Pindar is a Cloud Architect and platform owner for NetStronghold. On top of managing those roles, he is the author of his own site over at Admin to Architect. In this episode, Francis is sharing some of his best tips and tricks for learning Salesforce. We discuss a variety of other topics, as well, such as Francis’ work in the movie industry, his co-founding of the London’s Calling conference, and the Salesforce certification process. Tune in to hear it all!
May 3, 2021
080: Unit Testing, Mocking, and AMOSS with Rob Baillie
Rob Baillie is a Senior Technical Architect over at makepositive. Rob is passionate about extreme programming, something he has developed throughout his career. We discuss how that came to be in this episode. Rob’s experience with extreme programming has always had a solid foundation in unit testing. We go into how mocking works and specifically how his project, AMOSS, helps developers implement it. Tune in to hear more about this from the very knowledgeable Rob Baillie.
April 26, 2021
079: State of Salesforce API's '21 with Kris Harrison
Kris Harrison is a Director of Product Management here at Salesforce. Specifically, he works with enterprise API’s and external services. Kris used to be a Consultant with The Gap until his abrupt transition to Product Management. In his past, he also led a charge to begin thinking about services that are called from multiple customer touchpoints instead of standalone website features.
April 19, 2021
078: LWC and Apex Performance with Anil Jacob
Anil Jacob is a Principal Engineer here at Salesforce. He is on the Frontier Scale Team, a group that works with complicated customers who have lots of users, records, or both. They work with these customers to help them increase performance on various levels.
April 12, 2021
077: Architect Solution Jam with Gemma Blezard
Gemma Blezard is the CEO and founder of The Architect Club. In this episode, we leverage her extensive experience in crafting solutions for Salesforce as we go through a “solution jam” for a fictional company, based on her recent Cactusforce presentation.
March 29, 2021
075: Building A Snake Game in LWC with Aditya Naag Topalli
Aditya Naag Topalli is a Lead Developer Advocate here at Salesforce. He started out building web pages and applications but didn’t stop there. Those beginnings led Aditya to amazing things such as building a snake game with lightning web components. Today we broke down why and how Aditya built the game and the lessons learned along the way about things like performance and controlling the DOM.
March 22, 2021
074: Developers & Admins with Mike Gerholdt & Gillian Bruce
Mike Gerholdt is the Senior Director of Admin Evangelism here at Salesforce. His voice may sound very familiar to you. Mike is one of the longest-running podcasters in the Salesforce community and currently hosts the Salesforce Admin Podcast. Aside from Mike, I will also be joined by Gillian Bruce, a Principal Admin Evangelist at Salesforce, and another host of the Salesforce Admin Podcast.
March 15, 2021
073: Experience Cloud Applications with Melissa Hansen
Melissa Hansen is the co-founder and principal architect for the HiFi Consulting Group. In this episode, we discuss her experiences working with nonprofits since she started the group. The HiFi Consulting Group also built out an application using Experience Cloud, and we break down the architectural and development decisions made while creating that app. Tune in for great information from Melissa.
March 8, 2021
072: Data Development and Integrations with Katie Kodes
Katie Kodes is a Data Developer and the author of the Katie Kodes blog. Today, I’m sitting down with her to talk about APIs, integrations, and dealing with data. After being introduced to the world of database design at a young age, Katie shifted gears and studied French in college. However, she eventually found her way back to the tech industry. Tune in to learn more from Katie about automation, data modeling, and more.
March 1, 2021
071: Salesforce CLI Plugins with Shane McLaughlin
Shane McLaughlin is the Product Manager and Developer in the Salesforce CLI. He started out in product marketing where he was mainly responsible for building demos. These were the kinds of things you would see on a Dreamforce stage or at a Dreamforce booth.
February 22, 2021
070: Cactusforce with Marisa Hambleton
Marisa Hambleton is a Managing Partner at MH2X. In this episode, we are discussing the Cactusforce conference. We talk about its origins and the recent virtual version of it. Marisa was introduced to Salesforce after both she and her husband lost their jobs at IBM. The instant delivery and cloud aspect drew her to the company. She now has a long history of being an entrepreneur in the Salesforce ecosystem. Tune in to hear all about that and Cactusforce.
February 15, 2021
069: B2C Commerce Development with Andrew Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence is a Director of Product Management for Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Today I am sitting down with him to talk about a wide range of topics related to B2C Commerce. We discuss how Salesforce has adopted a headless commerce approach, the new developer portal, and experience for commerce developers and some of the new tools coming out.
February 1, 2021
067: Becoming a Developer with Lexis Hanson
January 25, 2021
066: B2C Solution Architects with Abraham David Lloyd
Abraham David Lloyd is a director at Salesforce. He is also the lead evangelist for the B2C Solution Architect program. Abraham encourages everyone to become an architect to expand their sphere of influence, practice their skills, and support the creation of new customer experiences.