Jeff Douglas

I'm a Software Engineering PMTS on Team Trailhead at Salesforce and part of the team making Trailhead the best way to learn Salesforce.

Palmetto, FL
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Aug 14, 2015

My App Mavericks Video Interview with HeyWire

I recently recorded an App Maverick interview for Salesforce with Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO and Founder of HeyWire, for a walkthrough of Heywire’s apps, LiveText Agent and Business Messenger. I've been doing SMS

Aug 12, 2015

Alexa for Salesforce with Amazon Echo

Alexa for Salesforce with Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a voice command device with functions including question answering, playing music and controlling smart devices. Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music,

Jul 29, 2015

Node-RED for Salesforce

Node-RED for Salesforce

I happened across Node-RED last week while prepping for a topcoder challenge and became obsessed with it. If you are not familiar with it, Node-RED is an open source IBM technology for “wiring

Jul 24, 2015

Raise a pint to Forcelandia!

Raise a pint to Forcelandia!

Yesterday I spoke at the first annual Forcelandia conference in Portland, OR sponsored by the Portland Salesforce Developer User Group. Angela Mahoney and Larry Latimer put on a great event that will sure

Jul 9, 2015

Building the TopBlogger API with LoopBack

Building the TopBlogger API with LoopBack

Last week I published an article outling how I rewrote an existing Express API using Loopback, resulting in 75% less code. I described how we initially utilized the topcoder community to design and

Jul 7, 2015

Roll Your Own API vs. LoopBack

Roll Your Own API vs. LoopBack

Earlier this year I ran a series of topcoder challenges to build a Node.js API for a potential topcoder blogging platform called "TopBlogger". I wanted to see how fast and

Jun 9, 2015

PTO in Alaska!

PTO in Alaska!

I left a couple of weeks ago on a month long family vacation in Alaska. Unfortunately I'm too busy riding moose, visiting glaciers, ziplining through forests, hiking mountains and generally doing Alaska stuff