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Developing Applications with Salesforce Chatter by Sagar Pareek, Rakesh Gupta

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Chapter 5. Understanding Chatter REST API

Until now, we have discussed how to develop the Apex and Visualforce page with Chatter to develop some applications. In this chapter, we will go through the Chatter REST API concept. The following are the topics that will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing and understanding Chatter REST API
  • Understanding OAuth
  • Generating tokens

Introducing Chatter REST API

Chatter REST (Representation State Transfer) API is available in all editions except the personal edition. To use this API, Chatter must be enabled for the organization. Chatter REST API and Chatter API refer to the same API. Chatter REST API provides programmatic access to the Chatter feed, user details, Chatter groups, the followers list, trending ...

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