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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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10. Integration with Force.com

The Force.com platform offers various features to integrate its data and processes with those of other applications. These features are leveraged by independent software vendors as part of stand-alone integration products and also exposed to developers and system administrators of Force.com. This chapter describes the integration features that can bridge Force.com with other applications.

Force.com integration features leverage the Web standards of REST and SOAP to send and receive data over HTTP. REST stands for Representational State Transfer, a common form of Web-accessible API. SOAP is an acronym for Simple Object Access Protocol. These standards can be used to communicate with Force.com bidirectionally, meaning ...

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