Tutorial: Powering Salesforce Lightning Connect with MongoDB
By Bryan Leboff
One of the more powerful new features in Salesforce (GA Winter ‘15) is the ability to create external objects from external data sources using Lightning Connect. For the most part these external objects act in the same way as a custom object (though there are some limitations I will note at the end). Lightning Connect helps solve several issues commonly faced by organizations that want to present data in Salesforce, but do not necessarily want to store it within Salesforce. This could be to reduce integration complexity or concerns over security or performance. To get started all you need is a data store exposed via an OData 2.0 endpoint, and in this blog I will show you how to set one up that uses MongoDB as a backend.
via jeffdonthemic/node-red-contrib-salesforce · GitHub.
A set of Node-RED nodes to interact with Salesforce and Force.com.
via Build a Single Page App with AngularJS and the Salesforce REST API.
The sample app is hosted on the Aerobatic cloud platform which is highly specialized for just this sort of HTML5 / REST API application. While nearly all of the code will work without modification as static files on their own, Aerobatic provides an enhanced platform that further streamlines the delivery of single page apps including: a smart API proxy, simulator mode that eliminates test environments, traffic routing, automatic CDN hosting, and more.
This post builds upon a recent post I wrote over on the Aerobatic blog entitled: Securing an HTML5 Salesforce Connected App. That article describes some different approaches to handling the two basic aspects of securing a Salesforce connected app: authenticating via the Salesforce OAuth service, and utilizing the access token to make authenticated API calls. I suggest you read that article first, then come back here to learn how the rest of the sample application is built and tested.
via Salesforce SDK / Components / Xamarin.
Build native apps around your Salesforce data.
Give your users the mobile experience they expect, and increasingly demand, from their enterprise apps. Take full advantage of the raw performance and rich functionality native to each platform. Meet compliance requirements by leveraging each platform’s trusted-computing features, like OS-managed credential stores.
Do it all using C#.
via Using Native Mobile Device Features from Visualforce with Phonegap | The Silver Lining.
The prospect of learning hybrid mobile development is daunting for most Salesforce developers. There are just so many new things to learn all at once. And so, whilst recently learning Phonegap, Ionic, Angular and responsive-design for a side project I realised that there is a very simple bridging approach that can teach you some of the basics and that might even result in some cool apps. This bridging is achieved by making the native features of a mobile device (GPS, local storage, camera etc.) directly accessible from Visualforce
via Sencha Ext JS Tutorial: An Introduction to Ext JS 5 | Codementor.
Sencha has been around since year 2007, with 2 million developers world-wide uses it and over 10 thousand commercial customers, including 60% of the Fortune 100 companies such as Google, Adobe, and Salesforce. As JQuery and other libraries came out in 2006, Sencha was quite revolutionary at the time of its first release, but it is now year 2014 and Sencha’s flagship Ext JS has now evolved into version 5 (and recently updated to 5.1 as of December).