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[ Course No. DEV-502 - 4 Days]

  • COURSE OVERVIEW

Integrating with Force.com covers the key elements of how to design and implement all types of integrations with the Force.com cloud platform. The course introduces the major integration mechanisms available on the Force.com platform, such as the APIs and the built-in declarative functionalities. In subsequent modules, participants explore the technologies that play critical roles in integrating with the platform, including the Force.com SOAP and REST APIs, Apex, and outbound messaging.

Note: To get the most out of this course, you should be comfortable writing object-oriented code.

  • Audience Profile

Integrating with Force.com is ideal for customer developers, system integrators, architects, and independent software vendors (ISVs) new to the platform who want to learn how to design and build integrations with Force.com cloud platform applications.

  • At Course Completion

When you complete this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify various integration techniques
  • Develop methods for integrating with Force.com.
  • Identify the advantages of various integration techniques
  • Integrate with Force.com web services
  • Build custom web services
  • Integrate with the Streaming API
  • Embed external applications into the Salesforce user interface using Force.com Canvas
  • PREREQUISITES

It is not necessary to be a Force.com developer to take this course; however, we recommend that participants be familiar with the Force.com platform and proficient in an object-oriented programming language such as Java or C#.

  • COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Integrations Overview

  • Key characteristics of an integration
  • Salesforce integration mechanisms

Module 2: Security and Authorization, and Authentication

  • Force.com security

Module 3: Working with Salesforce Data

  • Retrieving data: sObjects, SOQL, and SOSL

Module 4: SOAP API

  • Working with the SOAP API
  • Working with the partner WSDL
  • Debugging and testing

Module 5: JSON

  • JSON basics
  • JSON and Java
  • JSON and C#

Module 6: Force.com REST APIs

  • The basics of REST
  • The REST API
  • The Chatter API

Module 7: Force.com Bulk API

  • An overview of the Bulk API
  • Using the Bulk API to modify data
  • Querying with the Bulk API

Module 8: Force.com Streaming API

  • The architecture
  • Working with the Streaming API
  • Key Streaming API facts

Module 9: Data Loader in Architecture

  • Data Loader overview
  • Including Data Loader in architecture

Module 10: Apex, Data Loader, and Integrations

  • Custom Apex web services
  • Apex callouts
  • Email services

Module 11: Declarative Integration Features

  • Outbound messaging
  • Salesforce to Salesforce

Module 12: Embedding Web Pages and Applications within Salesforce

  • Mashups and Visualforce
  • Force.com Canvas

Module 13: Single Sign-on

  • Single sign-on with federated identity using SAML
  • Single sign-on using delegated authentication

Module 14: CTI

  • An introduction

Module 15: Design Workshop

  • Review
  • Architecting a solution

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