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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Data Access

Data access is one of the major design decisions involved in building a Force.com mobile Web application. There are a few different ways to use the Force.com REST API. This includes authenticating to Force.com and reading and writing its data.

There are two choices for authentication, described next:

Image OAuth—In OAuth, the developer creates a Connected Application in Force.com and uses it when creating the application. For the user who has not yet authenticated, he or she is directed to a special Salesforce login page. After login, the user is prompted to share his or her information with the application. If granted access, the user is ...

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