Examples of Using Heroku With Force.com to Build Apps

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Heroku – 5 Use Cases The answer to Life, the Universe and everything !! Vincent Spehner, Tquila, Heroku Practice Manager @vzmind and @herokusalesforceplaybook

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You might know all about Force.com development, but where does Heroku fit in? Join us as we help you understand this by demonstrating different apps, ranging from the Internet of Things, to Marketing Campaigns, organization-wide collaboration, Big Data, and Mobile services. You'll walk away with lots of ideas about how Heroku fits into the Salesforce platform, and how it can be used to support your next Force.com project.

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  • 1. Heroku 5 Use Cases The answer to Life, the Universe and everything !! Vincent Spehner, Tquila, Heroku Practice Manager @vzmind and @herokusalesforceplaybook
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  • 3. Introduction Last year at Dreamforce to discuss with speakers talking about Heroku and to meet early adopters of the Platform. Released the first version of Heroku Salesforce Playbook on Xmas 2012 Heroku history Introduction to Heroku Toolbelt Java and Ruby tutorial to get started Next release available soon (Xmas 2013) Presenting 15 detailed use cases Introduction to the different Salesforce APIs
  • 4. Introduction Today the objective is to run a half marathon of 21 minutes. 5 use cases 4 minutes 12 seconds per lap A systematic approach Description of the issue to be solved Architecture overview Recommended addons, comments and tips And get half of the answer to Life, the Universe and everything !!!
  • 5. For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. Douglas Adams
  • 6. A little guidance to get started Heroku usages in Salesforce context through 3 generic patterns: Data externalization For any reason, Salesforce is not the perfect storage for you data You have too much transactions, unstructured data, incredible volumes Raw computation externalization Apex complexity too high, Governor limits hit whatever you do to avoid that Heavy processes, UI freedom and end-user app design VisualForce, Force.com Site or Site.com doesnt solve perfectly your Leverage modern web and mobile frameworks
  • 7. 1 - Customer multi-channel app Issue to Solve: Interact with customer using any channel (SMS, Voice server, Mail, Twitter, Instagram) Description: Automate interactions with a maximum of flexibility Retrieve lead information/cases and more transparently
  • 8. 1 - Customer multi-channel app POC: 3-5 days
  • 9. 1 - Customer multi-channel app Favorite Addons and API Mandrill: inbound and outbound email, delivery status, blacklisting monitoring. Twilio: SMS, VoIP, IVR Twitter: automate tweet replies, analyze leads and case request Comments and Tips: Success condition for communication services is having a good API Creating a simple Twilio app should not take more than a day !!
  • 10. 2 - Cloud Service Mashup Issue to Solve: Enforce communication between various independent services Salesforce API, Shopping.com, Google Analytics, D&B credit check Description: Act either as an end-point for Salesforce or external services Gather data and requests from multiple actors Ensure process orchestration Act as a middleware converting Data between services
  • 11. 2 - Cloud Service Mashup POC: 3-5 days
  • 12. 2 - Cloud Service Mashup Favorite Addons Runscope: awesome traffic inspector send Apigee console to MiddleAge IronMQ: Message queuing that scale Comments and Tips: Heroku default available languages got libraries for most available API Salesforce, OpenAmplify, Google Analytics, shopping.com
  • 13. 3 - Company Portal Issue to Solve: Publish, in total freedom, data and business logic stored and defined in Salesforce Description: Implement quickly all modern techno trends Use any Open Source CMS from the market and plug it into your ORG Give your tech team full control on your website
  • 14. 3 - Company portal POC: 15-20 days
  • 15. 3 - Company portal Favorite Addons and API DocRaptor: generate XLS or PDF based on your Salesforce data Salesforce REST API Comments and Tips: Almost all CMS got a Salesforce connector Heroku Connect revolutionizes App dev
  • 16. 4 - Big Data Issue to Solve: Find a convenient and affordable storage system to implement Big Data corporate strategy Description: Build your Datawarehouse Store all data you can gather from (customers, logs, legacy system, transactions, competitors, connected devices, social network ) Use State-of-the-Art technology to query hundreds of GB of Data
  • 17. 4 - Big Data POC: 5-15 days
  • 18. 4 - Big Data Favorite Addons and API Treasure Data: effective and easy to implement Hadoop Cluster Comments and Tips: Data is Petrol of XXI century !!! Start indexing Data now
  • 19. 5 - Social Platform extension Issue to Solve: Create Facebook App to know better your Fan base Description: Facebook privacy policy is restrictive Heroku is a perfect Facebook Apps hosting platform Simple dedicated apps help you to know who are your customers
  • 20. 5 - Social Platform extension POC: 5-7 days
  • 21. 5 - Social Platform extension Favorite Addons MongoLab for Facebook unstructured Data local storage Comments and Tips: Unstructured data match the Facebook Graph API You can use unstructured Data to make sure all potential available Data are stored and may be use them later
  • 22. Bonus Heroku1
  • 23. Conclusion Be creative, PoC are not expensive Use the right technology/language/datastore for the right challenge Download the playbook: http://herokusalesforceplaybook.com Share your ideas with Book authors
  • 24. All about Tquila Tquila is the main European Salesforce Partner, specialized on Salesforce implementation, Mobile and Social applications. Only European Heroku Platinum Partner 102 customers 304 projects 250 employees 204 certifications
  • 25. Vincent Spehner Heroku Practice Manager, @vzmind and @herokusalesforceplaybook http://herokusalesforceplaybook.com How many roads must a man walk down?