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Lightning Connect Apex Adaptor

If your organization has already subscribed to the Lighting Connect feature(This is available based on Subscription with additional fees .Contact your salesforce AE to learn more ) to create External Objects,it is good to know that apex can be used by your developer to expose data from any system which uses SOAP or REST as external Objects .

The advantage of using External Objects will be saving some storage space .The data will not reside inside salesforce but can be viewed in salesforce User Interface just like any other objects .
There are number of limitations worth noting before you decide to go with external objects and salesforce documentation can help you in regards to this 
https://help.salesforce.com/HTViewHelpDoc?id=platform_connect_considerations_compatibility.htm&language=en_US 
There are lot of chances that you need data only for reading from external system and may later run apex to convert few into transaction data .One of the ways to address this business use case can…

TrailHead Goodness

Most of my friends who come from Java world into apex often ask me about where can they find quick tutorial on CRM lifecycle and quick hands on tutorial on how to use Account Management ,Contact Management ,opportunity management and so on.

TrailHead has got some modules now to explain all of this in depth .

Lets summarize each of the modules and see what they help us learn

Account & Contacts














If you quickly want to learn how to create some Test Accounts and Contacts and understand relationship among them worth spending your half an hour with this module


CRM Basics














Now this may sound silly if you know the concepts but fact is most of developers we dont think of business case for which we spent hours writing code .The basics of salesforce starts with knowing CRM .This module for me should have been first module of TrailHead .Never too late .Grab a coffee and spend some time working on this Trail Badge .


Leads and Opportunities














I would open this module for Training end users .Before we onboa…