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Lightning Workshop14th March 2015Welcome everyone
1Naga Kiran ManyalaDeveloper Advocate Engineer@sfdckiran
Pratik MunotDeveloper Advocate Engineer@pratik_munot
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15min- Welcome & Kick-off30 mins Salesforce1 Lightning Overview presentation & demo 75 mins - Hands-on Tutorials: (pick two): Lightning App Builder, Lightning Connect & Lightning Process Builder 30 mins Network, Q&A, Socialization.4
http://developer.salesforce.com/lightning#golightningfastLIGHTNING WEEKMarch 9 March 13
100+ Dev Groups WorldwideGet Hands-OnMeet the ExpertsWelcome to todays Lighting Week meetup this is part of a 100 city tour of Salesforce User Groups and Developer Groups. Your one stop shop for all internal Lightning info is http://developer.salesforce.com/lightningPlease use #golightningfast on social media to share your experiences in this workshop with other admins and developers.
5Lightning OverviewBefore we get into the details and tutorials for each technology, lets talk a bit about the world we live in one where mobile apps are everywhere. Employees and customers expect up-to-date apps and information. Businesses need the ability to iterate and respond to change just as quickly as consumer apps. Your job is to help those businesses be more agile.
6Organizations Struggle To Build Custom Mobile Apps
Mobile apps are criticalMobile apps deployedApp Gap
Less than have deployed apps Complexity of form factorsLimited number of developersMultiple operating systemsMultiple platformsAnd why is this important?
Because many organizations are still struggling with deploying mobile apps. In fact, less than half of the organizations who consider mobile critical, have deployed apps. We call this the app gap. It is caused by the complexity of having the right develoeprs, getting stuck on which technology, and unsure as to which platforms to support.7Traditional app development is slow
Custom developmentConnect to Data SourcesCode Business ProcessesBuild App
user iterationDevelopers can not keep up with Business needsThe challenge with traditional platforms and processes is that they are too slow. Businesses need to be able to build apps faster, to keep up with the end user demand. If we step back and look at the typical developer lifecycle when building apps, we begin to identify a problem where things simply dont scale. 1. Many business apps connect to existing data sources, but this often means expensive integration specialists, costly middleware, and months of development time.2. Business processes are often programed/coded into the app make it difficult to change with user feedback and business growth3. And of course, not all businesses have development shops or specialists for a particular language, technology, or industry. I see this concern with almost every customer I talk with.4. Lastly, business users must rely on developers to make any changes to their app.
8Salesforce1 LightningConnectProcess BuilderA complete suite for everyone to build killer apps fast!
This is why we released Salesforce1 Lightning.
Lightning is a suite of tools designed to streamline the development of modern apps by allow developers and non-developers to work together. With these 4 new tools, you can build custom mobile apps faster to meet the business needs.
We're excited about these 4 new technologies, and today we want to give you a head start on tools that are going to be very important to you down the road.
In this workshop, we are going to provide an overview of the core tools that make up Salesforce1 Lighting, and give you a chance to get hands on with each one:Connect: Connect to existing oData data sources such as SAP, Sql Server and moreProcess Builder: streamline your workflows and business processesApp Builder: Create custom mobile apps in minutes, without a line of code.Component Framework: Extend every part of the salesforce interface, and create entirely new experiences with a powerful component-based framework for developers.9
Introducing Lightning ConnectConnectProcess Builder
Lets learn more about each of these tools, at a high level, before drilling into each one for more details and the hands on tutorial.Lets start with Lightning Connect10Lightning ConnectAccess to external data with point-and-click simplicityIncorporate external data into Salesforce in real-time, not copying dataNot storing data alleviates data residency concernsDramatically reduces time to unlock back-office systemsAvailable in DE orgs; add-on license required in Production orgs
Integrate external data fasterBusiness apps rarely stand alone. They are often connected to existing backend systems, many of which are critical for running their business. Many of our customers are using salesforce as an agility layer above these existing systems. To be able to connect to their system easily is incredibly important.Lightning connect makes integration fast with point & click and by treating external data like native Salesforce data within the Platform.
Key Points:Connect allows external data to be accessed by Salesforce applicationsAdding a new data source takes only a few minutesData is pulled in real time, not cached or stored, meaning that apps are always working with the most up-to-date dataConnect uses the open ODATA standard to pull data from any source; our partners can make data easily accessible in ODATA format
Introducing Lightning Process BuilderConnectProcess Builder
Now lets talk about Lightning Process Builder
12Lightning Process BuilderAutomate business faster
Create processes using visual layoutPoint-and-click developmentManage multiple process paths in ONE placeCreate headless flowsCollaborate with business ownersReplace many basic Apex triggersDE, EE and upTo do that we use Lightning Process Builder. PB allows you to Do more with clicks: e.g., create records with clicks vs. classic workflow that would require a code change.Business users can now visually create process paths, choose when these processes start, and what actions to take.
Create headless flows -> If workflow and visual flow were to have a baby, it would be lightning process builder. Lightning Process Builder creates headless flows, which means you can create actionable flow charts that are kicked off in a similar fashion to how workflow rules kick off. Traditionally with flows (ie Visual Workflow) you had to use a wizard-like user interface invoke actions, but these conditional actions can go on behind the scenes off user interactions with their data.13
Introducing Lightning ComponentsConnectProcess Builder
Next lets get into Lightning Components, for the coders in the audience14Component Frameworks Are The Future
All leading platform companies are investing in component frameworksGooglePolymerFacebookReactSalesforceLightningTwitterFlightMozillaBrick
The need to allow developers to build sustainable, and re-usable components is a key to the future of app development. All of the leading platform companies are investing in component frameworks. Wh