Salesforce Integration Patterns & Best Practices – with Video

When to use which integration patterns in Salesforce along with best practices. Video to show how to use Outbound message to integrate Salesforce without writing code

Recently I gave talk in one of most active webinar of Salesforce ecosystem today – Apex hours on topic Integration Patterns and Best Practices in Salesforce.

Response was more than expected and questions were high quality. Therefore, I thought to quickly write high level summary of presentation in this blog post along with Youtube video that you can find towards the end of this post.

Firewall, Proxy and Reverse Proxy

Before integrating anything with Salesforce, as per Architect, it is necessary which system components are important for security and may impact with integration pattern to be used.

Firewalls : It controls and protects Malicious Traffics. Firewall can be hardware or software based.

Proxy aka Forward Proxy : Proxy normally configured in your browser or systems like VsCode, data loader, eclipse to hide your actual identity. Every outgoing request transmits through proxy server to make sure external systems unaware about your true origin and identity

Reverse Proxy : Its used by Web Servers and sits before it. It can server any purpose like authentication or perform security related stuff. Best example is Mulesoft where we can configure API proxy which is used to apply throttling, avoiding DoS attacks or applying SLA as per licenses provided to customer

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Introduction to Mulesoft with Example – Alpharetta Developer Group Meet

Slides and Video from Alpharetta Developer group meet – Loading data in Salesforce using Mulesoft 4

Last week, we organized Salesforce Developer group meet in Alpharetta and topic was Introduction to Mulesoft & Live Demo.

We covered,

If you don’t want to miss fun and learning sessions like these, make sure to join our Salesforce developer group here.

Below is slide from group meet

Use pipe delimited file to upsert record in Mulesoft 3

Use Mulesoft to upsert record in Salesforce using Pipe delimited file

Processing Comma Separated file is out of box but what if text file is delimited using comma.

In this post, we will read Pipe delimited file and upsert record in Salesforce. Instead of upserting record in Salesforce, you can do anything else you want to.

This is how final job will look like :

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