All the Highlights from TDX India ’19

TrailheaDX India, the first ever international Salesforce developer conference, was an amazing two days of learning, connecting, having fun, and giving back. This event hosted over 100 technical sessions, expert-led workshops, networking opportunities and much more. Here are a few highlights from this epic learning event.

News from the Opening Keynote

Lightning Base Components: Now Open Source

Lightning Base Components are the component library built on top of Lightning Web Components. Now, you can jump start your UI development with over 50 open source Lightning Base Components. If you’re already building with Lightning Web Components, you can extend existing components, contribute your code and learn best practices by exploring the source code.

Build Functions and Microservices with Salesforce Evergreen

Salesforce Evergreen, a new addition to the Customer 360 Platform, enables you to build engaging contextual digital experiences using your Customer 360 data. Evergreen brings elastic compute to your Salesforce workloads through functions that can be invoked directly from Apex, or using Salesforce platform events. Evergreen lets development teams build apps and business logic using functions and services with Apex and other languages like Node.js and Java, and leveraging their broad, open source package ecosystems. Learn more about Salesforce Evergreen in this introductory blog post.

Cloud Information Model (CIM)

With the new Cloud Information Model, you can integrate cloud apps using a common, shared model amongst properties. This removes the need to reinvent the wheel for how to structure your data, giving you more time to focus on delivering functionality. Developed under the Linux Foundation, anyone can join and contribute to world’s first open enterprise standard for building integrations faster and easier. Read more about the Cloud Information Model here.

Salesforce Blockchain

Salesforce Blockchain, introduced at TrailheaDX in San Francisco earlier this year, is now in Developer Preview. Blockchain allows you to create networks of partners who can use a distributed data model to record digital transactions in a trusted, immutable way and with Salesforce Blockchain, you can do this through clicks so you can focus on building an app. You can build blockchain apps with Lightning Web Components, Flow, Einstein, Bots and more.

Local Development in Beta

To help you build, run, and test Lightning Web Components locally, we introduced the Local Development Server. Iterate quickly by running changes on the local server running on localhost — no need to deploy your changes to an org.

Data Mask

Testing your app with all data in a sandbox is great, but there is data you may not want to expose to everybody testing your application in the sandbox. That’s why we now have Salesforce Data Mask, a new feature that allows you to anonymize sensitive data. This helps you meet compliance requirements while building your app. Plus, Data Masks anonymizes data automatically on Sandbox Creation and Refresh, or manually in an existing sandbox.

Real-Time Event Monitoring

With new Real-Time Event Monitoring features, you can create targeted transaction security policies to avoid data loss. You can configure these policies declaratively using Condition Builder, or programmatically using Apex, and you can define actions that you want to take place when these conditions happen. For example, you can block the user, notify admins, or even require two factor authentication. Read more about Real-Time Event monitoring in the Winter ’20 release notes.

Now that you have an overview of all the Opening Keynote highlights, it’s time to get hands-on with these new features. Take our trailmixes based on the Keynote chapters: Build, Connect, and Manage.

The India community is strong, and growing!

We had two Golden Hoodie recipients at TDX India: Surbhi Narula received the Golden Hoodie in the Opening Keynote. Surbhi has helped empower women in tech across India and leverages Salesforce as a platform for change. In the Customer 360 Platform Super Session, the Golden Hoodie was awarded to Sagar Pareek, who came from a small town and now mentors students who want to get into the Salesforce ecosystem.
At the Kids Coding Camp, students from the Sukupra school worked together on solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This activation empowered a new generation of Trailblazers.

Insights from the Closing Luminary Keynote

To close out TDX India, attendees had the opportunity to join a Fireside Chat featuring Olympic badminton champion Saina Nehwal and Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Director of Government Affairs at Salesforce. Saina talked about her motivations, how she handles setbacks, and her road to success as a top athlete from India.

What’s next?

Whether you missed us at TDX India or just want to keep the learning and fun going, here’s what you can check out now.