How Force.com developers do more in less time

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  • have a resource slide link to rest console list out endpoints that mobile team will use
  • Purpose of this slide is to start engaging audience from very start, we will ask developers which language they are most comfortable so far.
  • This slide will tell audience that we are short on time and something is required live pretty soon.
  • After this slide we will move to a live demo
  • How Force.com developers do more in less time

    1. 1. How Force.com Developers DoMore in Less Time ?Are you solving technical chaos or business use cases?Abhinav Gupta, Simplion Technologies Inc, Architect | Force.com MVP@abhinavguptas
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    3. 3. Hello Hello – Developers check ?Please raise hands - Which platform/language?  Java/JEE  .NET  PHP  Ruby
    4. 4. Agenda: Build RESTful backend for “Meet up” app.• It will track meet-ups, i.e. 1. Events 2. Attendees• App would be developed by two separate dev. teams i.e 1. force.com 2. mobile• We (Force.com team) will develop REST web services for mobile team.
    5. 5. Meet up app challenges !  Has to be live ASAP, i.e. before dreamforce’12 (2 weeks remaining)  Mobile dev. team needs RESTful web services ASAP !  Has to be scalable, more than 80,000+ attendees coming.  Has to be secure.
    6. 6. Time to build “Meet-up” app ? (without force.com)  Few hours  3-4 days  More than a week
    7. 7. Lets build it right now, i.e. LIVE !Using  Force.com platform (or database.com)  Web browser  Chrome – REST Console extension
    8. 8. Over to web browser… !
    9. 9. What RESTful services we exposed so far ? Endpoint : https://[NODE].salesforce.com/services/REST Resource HTTP Supports Methods/data/v25.0/sobjects/[OBJECT NAME] GET, POST, All CRUD operations on any of Meet PUT, DELETE up, Contact or Attendee objects/data/v25.0/query/?q=[SOQL] GET Complex SQOL calls having nested queries and aggregations./apexrest/meetup GET Performs complex aggregation and returns back the results
    10. 10. Salient features of this RESTful backend:  Its live on WWW.  Good looking screens for CRUD on all objects.  Exposed REST web services.  Its ready to handle the load of 80,000+ attendees, and more.  Security • Force.com platform complies with best industry security standards. • Various OAUTH flows available for mobile clients  Doing updates and deploying is super easy and fast
    11. 11. Food for thoughtCan we achieve the same in lesser time, using  Java/JEE  .NET  Ruby  Python  PHP
    12. 12. Abhinav Gupta Architect,@abhinavguptas
    13. 13. Resource  Force.com REST API : http://developer.force.com/REST  Force.com Schema Builder: http://bit.ly/forceschema  Database.com : http://database.com/  Chrome Extension REST Console: http://bit.ly/restconsole

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