Taking a break after Dreamforce 2013, it occurred to me that I could create a Minecraft mod to visualize business data in 3D. Discover how ‘Forcecraft’ represents Salesforce Accounts by buildings, and maps Opportunity Stage changes to in-game events. It’s a proof-of-concept for visualizing your Salesforce data. You can immediately see which Account has the most Opportunities, and dig deeper into the data in a very interactive way. It’s also a great demonstration of the richness of the Force.com APIs – you really can access every byte of your Salesforce data, and metadata, via the APIs and manipulate it in any app you choose. Continue reading
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The Analytics API allows you to build web pages that show your report data however you desire, but how do you ensure your users have an up-to-the-second analysis? See how to use the Streaming API to make your data come alive! Continue reading
If you are going to be in the San Francisco bay area between Jan 21-23, mark your calendar for Renaissance, the iOS app
maker’s conference. Since Salesforce is sponsoring @renaissanceio, I was able to get a special 30% discount code. Take advantage of this offer and register by this Sunday (registration closes).
On Monday, Jan 21, Marcus Torres, our Director of Product Management for Force.com and Mobile will deliver a great talk under the API for Developers topic. I strongly recommed you attend his talk.
Event Details: http://renaissance.io/
Date/Location: Jan 21-23 at UCSF Mission Bay Conference
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This blog post describes how developers can combine Batch Apex and the Streaming API to implement an asynchronous UI design pattern that makes Visualforce pages more responsive and user friendly. Continue reading
When the time came round to submit sessions for Dreamforce 2011, our cousins at Heroku were just rolling out the public beta of their new Celadon Cedar stack, including Node.js support, while, here at Force.com, the Streaming API was moving towards its limited developer preview. Node.js’ event-driven behavior seemed well suited for the Streaming API and, investigating a little, I discovered the Faye project, which implements the Bayeux protocol (used by the Force.com Streaming API) in both Node.js and Ruby.
A bit of tweaking here, a bit of bashing there and a little help from my friends resulted in… Continue reading
This summer you can choose from a feast of Force.com APIs currently in Developer Preview:
- The Apex REST API lets you surface Apex methods as REST-based web services (webinar signup) Check out Sandeep's blog post about Apex REST, which includes a nice code sample.
- The Chatter REST API provides a nice, clean, REST API for Chatter (webinar signup) Quinton provides a little more detail on this API in his blog post and you can get even more, including docs, by going to the Chatter API resource page.
- The Streaming API delivers HTTP push technology (webinar signup). Check out Pat's description of the Streaming API