Dreamforce is the most important conference about Salesforce around the world, I’m sure that you already know about it, but if not, look at my first blog entry talking about my experience on such amazing place.
Do you go to Dreamforce’15 this year?
If not, don’t be upset. You can follow it in streaming and start thinking about a good strategy to be there next year. This article is quite useful to convince your manager to send to you 🙂
However, if you answer is yes, then …. I’m looking forward to knowing you in person!!! How can we do it?
Maybe we are lucky and meet in Moscone West center. But this is a big place, so maybe it is difficult to find each other. But I have an idea. What about if you register to attend my sessions?
1. Apex Connector for Lightning Connect – Make anything a Salesforce object
When? Tuesday 15th of September, 4.30pm
I’m sure you already know that in order to read an external repository and show that data in real time in your Salesforce org, you can use Lightning Connect. But how? First of all we need to create a connection, and this could be done by an existing OData provider or create it via OData protocol, Java and Heroku, for instance.
But since Summer ’15 we have a third option, use Apex Connector Framework that would help us to do this job just using Apex and all integrated in Force.com.
What should I do in order to create my connection in Apex? It is really simple. You will only need 2 classes.
Below image shows you a skeleton of the first one, the Connector, and how I need to override 3 methods:
This second image will help you to understand how is the second class, the Provider where we also have to override 3 methods:
Do you want to know more about that? Don’t miss my session. Remember, Tuesday 15th of September, Moscone West, at 4.30pm.
Will you not be able to attend? Don’t worry, Salesforce always publish sessions, so I will add a link to mine as soon as it is ready. Also don’t forget to follow my blog as I’m planning a new entry talking about Apex Connector.
2. Data Pipelines – Big Data meets Salesforce
When? Thursday 17th of September, 1.30pm
Actually I will share this session with the MVP Carolina Ruiz (@carolenlanube), and she will post an entry with some explanations about it on her blog soon. So follow Carol Code and Vogue and don’t miss it.
But as a quick summary, Data Pipeline is a feature that is under pilot program and helps to integrate Apache Pig and Salesforce. Having that, we will be able to execute Pig Scripts via the Developer Console, for instance, and process large amount of data asynchronously and in parallel.
Also, another advantage is the performance, that is much better than any other asynchronous feature that Salesforce offers to us right now.
Does it sound really cool? Yes, it is!! So don’t miss the chance to look us in action and show you how to create a Pig Script and get advantage of this pilot.
Remember!! 17th of September, 1.30pm Moscone West center.
See you there!!!