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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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Introduction to the Force.com Streaming API

The Force.com Streaming API delivers notifications to your program when records in the Force.com database are created or modified. This can be useful for user interfaces that have a real-time data requirement or to keep an external database in sync with Force.com. Streaming API is a scalable alternative to polling Force.com for changes or writing triggers with callouts.

This section provides an introduction to Force.com Streaming API in two parts, described here:

1. Overview—Learn the key concepts involved in the Streaming API.

2. Getting started with Force.com Streaming API—Construct a working example that uses the Streaming API within a Visualforce page.

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