Tag Archives: Integration

Getting Started on Salesforce1 Platform with an “Hour of Code”

This week is Computer Science Education Week, and is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students interests in computer science. My question to you is, why does this need to stop at kids? Why can’t it also be people looking to change careers, grow their current skill set, or simply gain experience in a new technology? Short answer, it can! And just like happy shouldn’t be limited to an hour, computer science education can far extend just this week… Read this blog to find getting started material on various forms of development like point-and-click development, mobile, integration, and more!

Announcing the Command-line Interface for Force.com

This week at Dreamforce we launched a new command-line interface tool for interacting with Force.com. With this tool you can quickly interact with the Force.com APIs, opening up interesting opportunities for the scripting and automation of tasks on Force.com.

Stretch Your Apps with Flexible Salesforce API Limits – Now in Pilot

flexible limits

We’re working on making our Force.com Platform limits more flexible to support spikes in API requests. The pilot Flexible API Limits feature allows your organization to exceed its API request limit up to 50 percent above your normal limits within the
limit timeframe (typically 24 hours).

Building Enterprise Mobile Apps with Salesforce Mobile Services and Appery.io

Appery.io is a cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services, and we’ve created two plug-ins that make it super easy to connect to Salesforce Platform. Max shows you how.

Integrating Force.com Using XML in Apex Code

In a recent project we had to read XML data sent from an external system and update related records in Salesforce. In the process we discovered that there was very little information on reading XML inside an Apex class. In this post we discuss on how to read XML files in APEX and convert them into Sobject to insert the data into Salesforce.

Salesforce and Google Glass Integration Using the Mirror API

I’m pretty excited to be a part of the Google Glass Explorer program. Being in the Explorer program is like being one of the first users of the early Apple II: the tech is great and you can tell it’s just the tip of the wearable computing iceberg. I’ve created a simple integration between Salesforce and Google Glass that includes a reusable Google OAuth2 routine applicable to any of their services.

Extracting Large Data Volumes (LDV) in Force.com

You’ve been tasked with extracting data from a Salesforce object. If you’re dealing with small volumes of data, this operation might be simple, involving only a few button clicks using some of the great tools available on the AppExchange.

But when it comes to dealing with millions of records in a limited time frame, you might need to take extra steps to optimize the data throughput. Read this post to learn just what those steps are.

An easy way to use the Chatter REST API

Chatter Post Example

When the Chatter REST API team started work, they discovered there was to do than originally anticipated. So, they created a Java wrapper that could be easily reused by anyone working with Java and the Chatter REST API.

Mashing up Force.com APIs with ql.io (Part 2)

In this second of a three part series, we use ql.io to create a web service that, given an account name, mashes up the Force.com REST API with Google’s Geocoding API to return its billing address in the usual form and as latitude/longitude coordinates.