The Force.com SOAP API (formerly known as the Force.com Web Services API) lets you integrate Force.com applications that can create, retrieve, update or delete records managed by Salesforce, Force.com, and Database.com, records such as accounts, leads, and custom objects. With more than 20 different calls, SOAP API also lets you to maintain passwords, perform searches, and much more. You can use the SOAP API with any programming language that supports Web services.
The Force.com SOAP API complies with the following specifications:
This page is the primary resource page for the Force.com SOAP API.
Several toolkits are available that abstract the core SOAP API to support native development approaches and simplify integrations. To begin learning about the SOAP API, choose your favorite programming language from the list below and look for SOAP API-related resources on the corresponding topic page.
Here are some other helpful resources for the Force.com SOAP API.