Episodes

  • In this episode, we are talking all about the topic of package-based ALM. We will cover everything an architect or developer could need to know about it.

    Joining us for the discussion are two Product Managers I have had the opportunity to personally work with. Rohit Mehta is the Senior Director of Product Management for Environments and Dileep Burki is the Senior Director of Product Management for Unlocked/Managed Packaging.

    Both Rohit and Dileep have a wide range of experience and knowledge on this topic so tune in for some incredible insights on navigating the world of packaging.

    Show Highlights:

    The key pillars of release management. Why you should even bother with package-based development. How environments play a role in this and how to go about using them as a beginner. What scratch orgs are. How to get started with package-based ALMs. Best practices when transitioning to them. The pain points that have come up and how they’re working to solve them. The ROI of package-based ALMs. Projects on the roadmap that Rohit and Dileep are excited about.

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    Supporting Resources:

    Trailblazer Community Group: Salesforce DX

    Trailblazer Community Group: Unlocked Packages

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    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

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  • Modern web and mobile design have the potential to be complicated and confusing. However, as architects, they are areas in which you need to have a solid grasp. Understanding them will allow you to provide architectural solutions that truly meet the needs of your users and customers.

    This is why we are covering everything you need to know about modern web and mobile design in this episode. Joining me to do so are two amazing Product Managers. Kevin Hill is the VP of Product Management and Sue Berry is the Director of Product Management for Mobile Platform. Both have worked extensively with mobile apps and design along with a variety of tools.

    Throughout our conversation today, we go through everything from the basics to complex concepts regarding how architects should consider building products on the web and mobile. Kevin and Sue explain all of these topics extremely well so tune in to learn it all from them.

    Show Highlights:

    What it means to design and build on the modern web. How the landscape for mobile design has changed over the years. Why Salesforce invests so much in web standards. Why Salesforce is a part of the governing body of JavaScript. How architects should design and build applications for the best mobile experience. How to use SDK tools when building mobile apps. How mobile UI has improved integration and the ease of working within Salesforce. Advice for new developers. Whether you should rewrite old code or build new functionality. How Mobile Publisher can help you with branding and publishing mobile apps. What’s coming up for modern web and mobile design.

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    Supporting Resources:

    Salesforce AppExchange: Agile Accelerator

    Mobile Developer Center

    Trailblazer Community Group: Mobile Tools

    Kevin on Twitter

    Sue on Twitter

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    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

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  • I’m sure you’ve heard the recent announcement about Salesforce Functions. If not, you’ll hear it now in today’s topic - Apex and Salesforce Functions. We have a lot of exciting things to talk about regarding these concepts.

    Today’s guests are two incredible product managers. Chris Peterson is the Director of Product Management for Apex and Chris Marino is Senior Director of Product Management for Salesforce Functions. In their roles, they have both had extensive experience with Apex.

    In this episode, Chris P. and Chris M. are going to help us understand the history of Apex, the difference between Apex and Functions, and when to use both. Tune in to hear our incredibly informative conversation and learn from these Product Managers’ insights.

    Show Highlights:

    The history of Apex. How Salesforce is currently expanding the definition of Functions. What the SDK provided for Functions is. How the SDK can simplify the developer experience. When to still use Apex. Which patterns work well with Salesforce Functions. Whether or not Apex scales.

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we've created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at [enter link here] to download it.

    Episode Credits

    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

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  • Today we are talking all about platform events and event-driven architecture in general. Here to discuss this topic with me are two Product Managers. Jay Hurst is the VP of Product Management for Platform Integration Services and Raj Advani is the Director of Product Management for Platform Events and Change Data Capture. Both have worked with Salesforce for almost 20 years and bring a lot of strong experience to the table.

    In our conversation, Raj said that if you asked 10 people what event-driven architecture was, you’d get 10 different answers. So if you’re confused about this concept, you’re not alone. Tune in and we’ll clear it all up, cover everything you need to know about event-driven architecture, and give you some use cases for it.

    Show Highlights:

    The evolution of API at Salesforce. How to redesign your old implementations and integration patterns. What event-driven architecture is and when to use it. The difference between platform events and change data capture (CDC). The customization aspects of platform events and CDC. When not to use platform events and CDC. The scalability of platform events. The future of integration at Salesforce.

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    Supporting Resources:

    Trailblazer Community Group Official: Change Data Capture

    Trailblazer Community Group Official: Platform Events

    Raj on Twitter: ​​https://twitter.com/rajsfdc

    Episode Credits

    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

    He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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  • The topic we are going to discuss in today's episode is security. Throughout the episode, we will cover everything you need to know about building a strong Salesforce security strategy.

    Joining us are the experts themselves. Amanda Grady is the Senior Director of Product Management at Salesforce Platform Security Apps. Shesh Kondi is the Senior Director of Security Architects at Solution Engineering. These two have incredible wisdom to share with us on security.

    For many of you, security may seem very overwhelming. I hope getting a chance to hear these experts break this big topic down will be a great comfort. Don’t miss this conversation with Amanda and Shesh.

    Show Highlights:

    How the pandemic has impacted security and compliance laws. All about digital imperatives from a security perspective. Why trust is so highly valued here at Salesforce. How Salesforce takes care of security for its customers. Best practices for using security products. Challenges to security. What event monitoring is and some use cases for it. How to fulfill your compliance policies. Everything you need to think about regarding data security.

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    Trailblazer Community Group: Official: Shield and Security Center

    Episode Credits

    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

    He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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  • Today we are talking all about the topic of Hyperforce. Included in our discussion will be answers to many of the questions you all have sent in.

    Joining us to do so is Dave Hacker. Dave spent the first 10 years of his career on the Engineering side of things. However, he is now the Director of Product Management in Technology Service Delivery.

    Dave is very familiar with Hyperforce and therefore has a lot of wisdom to share with us on the topic. If you’ve heard about Hyperforce but have been hesitant to move over to it, you won’t want to miss this episode. Dave will answer all of your questions, show you what Hyperforce is all about, and teach you how to make the switch.

    Show Highlights:

    What Hyperforce is. The four pillars of Hyperforce. The costs and benefits of making the switch. The products currently available on Hyperforce. What the migration to Hyperforce will look like for you and your customers. The limits architects may experience in Hyperforce and best practices for working around them. How Hyperforce is architected for high availability. The performance level of Hyperforce. How to request a migration.

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    If you enjoyed this episode, we've created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at [enter link here] to download it.

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    Episode Credits

    If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

    He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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  • What if you could hang out with seriously talented Salesforce Product Managers and ask them about the art of designing architectures on the Customer 360 Platform; then take an insight or two to inspire your own growth? That’s what we do each week of this 6-episode mini-series. In each episode of this mini-series, Karishma Lalwani will talk to different Product Managers to answer your questions around topics like Event-Driven Architecture, Data Strategy, and Security Design for an entire enterprise and define why thoughtful design is so important!