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Jon Mountjoy_Jon Mountjoy_ 

Integrating with the Platform

I've just posted a blog about integrating with  As I say, there are so many ways to integrate:


For example:

    • Callouts to external SOAP Web services - just slurp in the WSDL and generate.

    • Expose Apex Code methods as external Web services - which auto-generates WSDL for your clients.

    • The Web Services API - the über Web services API for your data, which magically updates as you add persistent objects etc. Lots of tooling is already built around this API.

    • The very interesting Metadata API - giving you programmatic control of your programs - treating them as metadata.

    • Email handlers in Apex - so that you can react to incoming email

    • Email output - so that you can send email

    • Outbound messaging - allowing you to send SOAP messages on data changes, usually triggered by workflow rules.

    • HTTP support, and hence REST support

    • and last, but not least, Sites (public pages can be a form of integration), and Sites Syndication Feeds (Atom goodness) - though you can only do these in Developer Edition accounts right now.

    Read on for more.


    Hey Jon,

    Your link of the blog post in not valid, please provide