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

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11. Advanced Integration

This chapter focuses on integrating with Force.com from outside of the platform, using servers behind your corporate firewall or those of other cloud providers. This approach requires significantly more configuration and development effort than the integrations described in Chapter 10, “Integration,” but this extra work is rewarded with increased flexibility.

By integrating from outside of Force.com, you have complete control of the platforms, programming languages, and tools used in building the integration. The only requirement is that the technology supports SOAP or REST (XML or JSON) communication over HTTP. By running the integration code on your own servers rather than Force.com, you are less likely to run into ...

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