Dreamforce is around the corner, and we’re happy to announce that our developer team will be returning to the Dev Zone next week.
-Our “can’t miss” Dev Zone Theatre session: “Build a Connected App in 10 Minutes or less with Lightning and Data Gateway”. In this short session, you’ll see how Lightning Connect, coupled with MuleSoft’s Data Gateway lets you simply connect Salesforce to all the data you have in your peripheral systems.
Salesforce unveiled Lightning Connect with the promise of allowing you to expose the data stored in your legacy data source into Salesforce in real time, without needing any migration. The only requirement is exposing such datasource through an OData endpoint. So you have your datasource on one end, and Salesforce supporting OData on the other. The question now is: how do you connect the dots?
Tired of googling and reading about OData without having a chance to play with it? Get happy then, this post is for those pragmatics like me that enjoy learning by doing rather than dealing with theory. If you enjoy the trial and error process, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
What is OData? Open Data Protocol (OData) is an open protocol to allow the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable RESTful APIs in a simple and standard way.
On Wednesday, February 25th, MuleSoft released a major update to our Anypoint Data Gateway for Salesforce Lightning Connect. Since unveiling in November 2014, we have enhanced the product to include several key capabilities that accelerate time-to-value in connecting Salesforce to external data sources. Our goal is for business users to easily configure basic integrations and better align the actual data used for business needs and use cases.
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.