Getting Started with the Force.com REST API – developer.force.com – This tutorial shows the basics of using the Force.com REST API. It walks through a simple Java Web application that authenticates the user to Force.com via OAuth 2.0, then creates, reads, updates, and deletes Force.com Account records via the new API. Note: As of Winter ’11 the Force.com REST API is still in Developer Preview and should not be used for production until its GA in a future release.
After just over a year at Huawei, it’s time to move on… Later today I’ll be handing back my Huawei laptop and badge; on Monday I’ll be attending orientation at Salesforce.com, where I’ll be joining the developer evangelism team.
It’s been an interesting and productive year at Huawei – if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been doing some pretty low level stuff – Linux kernel drivers and server daemons, and I’ve learned lots about zero-copy technology and semaphores. All fascinating stuff, working with greatpeople and visiting some cool places, but, still, I missed the interaction with a developer community that I enjoyed as Sun’s ‘OpenSSO Community Guy’.