Play by Play: Salesforce Integration on a Budget

In this course, you’ll learn about the concepts, options, and challenges integrating Salesforce with other systems. The materials for this course are available at: https://github.com/the1mattkaufman/salesforce-integration-on-a-budget
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(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 28, 2018
Duration
1h 29m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(11)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 28, 2018
Duration
1h 29m
Description

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Salesforce Integration on A Budget, Matt Kaufman and Don Robins demonstrate how to design and build a Salesforce integration with no budget, limited time, and differing capabilities on each external system. Learn about valuable insight around best practices for selecting the right tool for the integration task at hand, how to work around integration limitations that you might encounter with legacy systems, and building Apex REST and SOAP web services and consuming WSDLs. By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid perspective of the many integration approaches available for your next integration project on a budget. The materials for this course are available at: https://github.com/the1mattkaufman/salesforce-integration-on-a-budget

About the author
About the author

Matt is currently the Chief Technology Officer of MK Partners, Inc. (www.mkpartners.com) the leading Salesforce implementation partner in Southern California.

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About the author

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Welcome to this Salesforce Play by Play with Pluralsight. Salesforce Play by Play is an interactive series where we sit down with Salesforce experts such as MVPs, consultants, developers, and architects to discuss common challenges faced every day by Salesforce customers. We'll be learning while discussing concepts and debating tradeoffs on various approaches to solving real-world problems. We learn by reviewing system configurations or writing code and then exploring the benefits of any particular solution. In this course we challenge Matt Kaufman, chief technology officer for MK Partners, to explain how he would design and build a Salesforce integration with no budget, limited time, and differing capabilities on each external system. First, Matt walks us through an inventory of both business and technical questions to explore with stakeholders to get a true understanding of the requirements for any integration project. He explain many of the options, integration features, and mechanisms built into the Salesforce platform, and he discusses challenges around choosing and selecting from the many security standards available to any customer. Next you'll watch as he demonstrates various integration approaches available for his sample integration scenario, including how Salesforce can respond to web hooks sent by an external system leveraging an unauthenticated Salesforce site as an end point. Along the way he clarifies general integration terminology and concepts, explores building Apex REST and SOAP web services, and consuming WSDLs, and shows some of the advantages of using JSON versus XML for data payloads. We'll also discuss call out patterns, securing outbound SOAP calls, and dealing with undocumented APIs. By the time we're done you'll have gained some valuable insights around best practices for selecting the right tool for the integration task at hand, learned how to work around some integration limitations that you might encounter with legacy systems, and you'll have some great perspective of the many integration approaches available for your next integration project. So, please join us for Salesforce Integration on a Budget, we hope you enjoy it.