Salesforce Integrations

An Introduction: Integrating with the Salesforce Platform

This article lists a few ways of integrating using Web Services. We can distinguish between situations in order to identify the best possible way to integrate. For example, if we need to have a straightforward data exchange between a client application and Salesforce, we can go with Data Integration options like SOAP API, but in case we need to have some logic before or after the data is committed or sent out of Salesforce, we can opt for Business Logic Integration options like Apex Web Services or Apex Callouts.

Creating a Lightning Weather Component

After the Map Component I shared a few weeks ago, here is another example of a simple Lightning Component. The Weather Component leverages the Weather Underground API and shows the current conditions at your current location, as well as a three day forecast. You can also specify specific locations in the search bar. For example: […]

Introducing Lightning Connect Custom Adapters

Lightning Connect came out in Winter '15 and introduced a new way to integrate Salesforce with external data. It allows you to create a new kind of object that provides a live view of data residing in external systems. Until now, you were limited to integrating with OData web services, forcing you to build or buy […]


Introducing the Trailhead Contest for ISV and SI Partners 2015

If you're an ISV or SI Partner, take Trailhead to the next level and win some sweet prizes! From now until Dreamforce, we’re hosting monthly contests that challenge you to earn Trailhead badges for a chance to win an Apple Watch Sport or a special edition Trailhead hoodie.

Developer Checklist

Developer Practices Checklist

Use this developer checklist while planning or writing Visualforce and Apex platform code to make sure you're covering all your bases.

Creating Lightning Components by Salesforce University

Creating Lightning Components: Wrapping It Up

Don Robins wraps up the series on creating Creating Lightning Components, discussing some additional kinds of events in the Lightning Component Framework, and suggest some next steps of a learning path.

Learn Salesforce with Trailhead

Trailhead: A New Approach to Learning Salesforce

If you've ever wished for an easier way to learn about Salesforce, take a look at Trailhead. Trailhead provides developers and administrators a guided, learning path through the key features of Salesforce, using a set of interactive, online tutorials.


Salesforce London World Tour Admin & Dev Zones – Quick Guide

There are so many opportunities to learn about the Salesforce1 Platform, share your experiences and have fun at this years Salesforce London World Tour. Its our biggest event yet for London and the first time we are running an Admin Zone alongside the Developer Zone.  With thousands of people expected to join us, its going […]

Introducing the Lightning.anyDB Connector – Data Democracy Fueled by Salesforce Lightning Connect

Lightning.anyDB exposes JPA database objects as an OData service, helping Salesforce Lightning Connect access data trapped in back office systems.