Getting data from and into Salesforce is one of the biggest challenges for Salesforce administrators, especially when it comes to figuring out which data loading tool to use. There are many great data loading solutions provided by multiple vendors; however, when it comes to customer choice, dataloader.io is the #1 data loading tool available through AppExchange.
In this blog, we’ll summarize why dataloader.io is the top choice and show how to get started using it.
The importance of security
In April 2013, hackers hijacked the Associated Press’ Twitter account to post one fake tweet about two bombs exploding at the White House and the President being injured. As a result, the stock market went into a 143-point free-fall before the hoax was exposed and Dow Jones Industrial Index recovered. The entire episode may have only lasted 3 minutes, but thanks to programmed trading, billions of dollars can be made or lost in milliseconds. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know for sure how much real damage was done during this episode since the Dow’s recovery didn’t necessarily unwind the losses many incurred when that hoax erased more than $136 billion in market value.
Since I joined the company this summer, one of my main tasks has been to improve the connector certification program. To do this, I’ve engaged with partners, developers and MuleSoft employees; to further familiarize myself with our technology and processes, I decided to build my own Google Translate Connector. I’ve learned a lot by going through the process and wanted to share some resources I found most useful as I was building my connector.
Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Lower 30-Day Re-admit Rates
Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system serving more than 100 communities in Northern California. Each year, its 5,000 physicians care for more than 10 million outpatient visits and discharge more than 200,000 in-patients.
Unlocking the back office
Businesses strive to build closer relationships with customers to improve customer experience and ultimately, grow revenue. However, to better serve customers, sales teams need to have a wealth of information at their fingertips. Making data housed within back office enterprise applications available to the field is critical to businesses looking to cater to existing and potential customers. Moreover, access to this vital data enables sales teams to close bigger, better deals.
APIs enable companies to tap into digital assets to create new revenue streams, extend their value proposition through partner-delivered capabilities, and dramatically improve agility and responsiveness to new business opportunities. But APIs are no magical elixir. “Build it and they will come” may work in the movies, but in the universe of APIs, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
The success of an API hinges on adoption by the developer community – 3rd party developers in the case of public APIs, your own developers in the case of internal APIs – and achieving adoption requires careful planning at the outset. If you’re looking to improve an existing API, launch a new API initiative or just drive more adoption of your APIs, take a look at MuleSoft’s latest whitepaper – “Secrets of a Great API”.
This whitepaper provides a set of guidelines to help you deliver winning API programs. In it you’ll learn what developers want, how to design for great user experience, proven strategies for driving developer adoption, and how to make your API stand out from the crowd. Get started by downloading the whitepaper today »
When looking at options for your next generation integration platform, the development language of the underlying ESB should not be a primary concern. .NET teams in particular often constrain their search to only .NET-centric ESBs, ultimately leaving them few options. If you find yourself in this position, here are a few things to consider:
- At its core an ESB is all about interoperability.
A strong ESB will support a broad range of standards, protocols, and adapters, enabling integration of services and applications written in any language or platform. A Best of Breed ESB doesn’t care if the services it is connecting are written in Java or C#.
- A Best of Breed ESB will enable the majority of integration work to be done through tools that are easy to learn and provide visibility into what is happening in the ESB, rarely requiring developers to write or debug code.
- Java and C#, the predominant languages in the enterprise, are nearly identical in syntax.
So how should you choose the best ESB solution? As you begin the journey to evaluating your next generation integration platform there are critical components that will help you connect, implement, and deploy faster: