Building a Scalable Event Pipeline with Heroku and Salesforce

Have you heard of Chatbots? In Salesforce Service Cloud, a surging number of customers across the globe are finding Chatbots to be a useful addition to their Service offerings. Chatbots are an exciting new technology, and an enabler for organizations and teams who embrace automation. …


The more time we spend online with various accounts to view and manage our finances, e-commerce, hobbies, and social media, the more we can be exposed to chances for our privacy or identity to be marginalized or even violated. Anyone who has had to deal with the fallout of a…


Most of the time during a workweek as a software engineer, I am “head-down” grinding on software (planning, collaborating, building, maintaining, meeting, researching), sometimes fighting fires. …


Background

Chatbots can be a powerful force-multiplier for Service organizations. To give Service Cloud customers the ability to develop and debug a custom-configured Chatbot effectively requires providing them with tools such as debug logs. Debug logs are a way to view the step-by-step execution of their Chatbot. In addition to debugging…


Really like this excerpt from the book I am reading, The Speed of Trust. This resonates with me, especially this simple definition of leadership:

Simple definition of leadership. Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust. …


Portland Marathon 2016

Today I ran the Portland Marathon and finished the race in 3 hours 53 minutes and 09 seconds officially.

Official Race Results

I want to share some of my thoughts and feelings on the race, along with what appears to be a mistake by the race organizers that I hope…


The Go 1.6 beta is expected in February 2016. Proactively, the Go team releases the draft of the release notes — worth a look if you’re interested in seeing what’s coming soon:

Here are the three updates from the upcoming 1.6 release which I am most looking forward to:

In the Go 1.6 Release:

1. Vendoring support is no longer considered experimental

Go…


I enjoy Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy, and love coffee. Seinfeld’s internet version of ‘A Show About Nothing’ is usually a nice double-shot of relaxing entertainment. Despite generally not enjoying politicians, or politics, this season’s premier with the President was no exception. I especially enjoyed the following thought-provoking exchange:

Obama: “Let me…


View from the 18th hole grandstand at Chambers Bay in the 2015 United States Open

My friend Derek found us some tickets for the US Open on Friday. It was great to get a day away from responsibilities and get out to the US Open.

Some thoughts to share on the experience… I’ll start with the bad and end with the good.

These were the…

Mark Holton

Principal Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce. Husband & father of 2. IL State Golf Champ, 6x Marathoner. www.linkedin.com/in/markholtonsoftware

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