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

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9. Integration

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 standalone 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, with a focus on integration initiated from within Force.com.

Force.com can be configured to send messages to the outside world to other systems accessible through the Internet. These messages are not email, but messages generated by programs, designed to be consumed by other programs rather than humans. When traveling outside the bounds of the ...

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