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.
October 18, 2021
104: Apex and LWC Projects with Suraj Pillai
Suraj Pillai is a Salesforce Architect and Senior Developer at Vertex Computer Systems. He has done a variety of projects around Apex and lightning web components in his career. Today we discuss many of them.
October 11, 2021
103: Enterprise Security with Kyle Tobener
Kyle Tobener is the VP of IT and Enterprise Security over at Copado. Today we talk about his experience in getting into enterprise security, how Salesforce and cloud computing play into security, and some general advice on security.
October 4, 2021
102: CumulusCI with David Reed
David Reed is an elite member of the technical staff over at Salesforce.org. Today I talk with him about all things CumulusCI, the open source continuous integration engine that they created and support. Tune in to learn details about how developers can leverage its many features and companion applications.
September 27, 2021
101: 100 Episodes with Josh Birk
We’ve reached an incredible milestone: 100 episodes of this podcast have been recorded, produced, and released. Today I take a little victory lap to celebrate all that has happened over the past couple of years. In this episode, I reflect back on the early episodes, talk a little bit about how we got here, and thank a few people who have helped me out along the way. Tune in to celebrate with us and hear some of the background behind our show.
September 20, 2021
100: Trailhead Engineering with Jeff Douglas
In this episode, you will learn all about Jeff’s experience with Trailhead from its earliest days until now. We also discuss some of the new things coming out with Trailhead including Trail Boss and Trail Tracker. Listen to this special episode to hear more about the secrets to Trailhead’s success and how the engineering team keep it running and keep improving it.
September 13, 2021
099: Mobile Development with Sue Berry
Today Sue and I are talking about the many different features and benefits that Salesforce Mobile SDK brings. We also discuss some new things coming out with mobile development. Tune in to hear our insightful conversation.
September 6, 2021
098: Journey to CTA with Mitesh Mistry
Mitesh Mistry is an Associate Partner over at IBM. In this role, he works with design architecture and helps customers understand how best to use the Salesforce platform to deliver their core use cases. Today I am talking with Mitesh about his long journey to becoming a Certified Technical Architect. In our conversation, he shares some great tips and tricks that he learned along the way. Tune in to learn from this developer turned architect who has been with Salesforce for years.
August 30, 2021
097: LWC Utils with James Hou
August 23, 2021
096: Demo Jams with Amanda Nelson
In this episode, Amanda and I talk about Demo Jams. We discuss what they are, their long history, and most importantly what they can do for you. Demo Jams are one of my favorite things so tune in to hear all about this fun way to learn about apps.
August 16, 2021
095: Architecture and Development with Nadina D. Lisbon
In this episode, I’m talking with Nadina about her long experience working with developers, architects, customers and partners.. She explains what she does in her current role, how she accomplishes projects for her clients, and her business interests. Tune in to hear some great insights on architecture, automation, and coding.
August 9, 2021
094: Joys of Apex with James Simone
James Simone is a Senior Software Engineer here at Salesforce. He has done a lot of work around engineering for Agile teams which we are talking about today. Specifically, James and his team develop applications on the Salesforce platform with the goal of increasing the Agile health of software development teams.
August 2, 2021
093: Pub/Sub API with Emmett Chen-Ran
Emmett Chen-Ran is an Associate Product Manager here at Salesforce. Today I’m sitting down to talk with him about the upcoming Pub/Sub API. We also discuss what will be required from an infrastructure perspective to make it work and work without breaking things.
July 26, 2021
092: Data Security with Alba Rivas
Alba Rivas is a Lead Developer Evangelist at Salesforce and former Salesforce MVP. While in the past, Alba has presented frequently on migrating to Lightning Web Components (LWC) - today, she talks about data security on the platform. We chat about some best practices to prevent leaking data or creating dangerous app security vulnerabilities when coding with Apex and with LWC. She also shares some tips and tricks for handling secrets in encryption.
July 19, 2021
091: Test Driven Development with Bonny Hinners
Bonny Hinners is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce. In this episode, we sat down and talked about our shared love for test-driven development, what it is, how you can utilize it, and how it can improve your developer experience. After many years in the community and having been introduced to Salesforce with her work on a nonprofit, Bonny is now working at Salesforce.
July 12, 2021
090: Enterprise Heroku Support with Chris Stolt and Phil Ripperger
Chris Stolt is one of the original founders of Enterprise Heroku Support and the co-founder of Elm Insights. Today we are sitting down to talk with both him and his fellow co-founder, Phil Ripperger. In our conversation, we talk through the early days of Enterprise Heroku Support including some of the horror stories they’ve been through. We also discuss their current product, Platform Experts, over at Elm Insights.
July 5, 2021
089: Snowfakery Data Generation with Paul Prescod
Paul Prescod is a performance engineer at Salesforce.org. He is also involved with a project called Snowfakery. This program is capable of creating complicated and unique data records for testing.
June 28, 2021
088: Scalable Architecture with Karishma Lalwani
Karishma Lalwani is a Senior Director of Project Management here at Salesforce. Today I’m talking with her all about scalable architecture. In our conversation, we discuss what scalable architecture means on an enterprise level and some takeaways for developers.
June 21, 2021
087: Trigger Actions Framework with Mitch Spano
Mitch Spano is an Application Engineer over at Google. After running into orgs with complex problems juggling automated processes and triggers, Mitch created the Trigger Actions Framework project and that is what we are discussing today. We also get into some best practices for Apex, which Mitch is very experienced in learning and using.
June 14, 2021
086: Second Gen Packaging with Vivek Chalwa
Vivek Chalwa is a Principal ISV Platform Expert here at Salesforce. Today I’m sitting down with him to talk about second-generation packaging and what it means for developers. We also get into how 2GP connects to things like declarative packing configuration, Apex, and orgs.
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.