Smartsheet is an online project management company that provides an SDK for Salesforce.com, a cloud based CRM enterprise. The site displays links to access source code and documents on Github and to download an unmanaged package. When users visit Github, they will notice that the Apex Toolkit offers a class library that interacts with the Smartsheet API. This API supports a REST interface to Smartsheet data. In addition, when users install the package, they will note that signup is required to connect with Salesforce.com.
One of the more subtle trends starting to emerge as 2014 approaches is that end users are increasingly self-servicing their data integration requirements. As integration services continue to mature in the cloud, the days of end users' dependence on developers to connect various sets of data are coming to a close. A case in point is Adeptia, a provider of data and application integration software that plans to extend the reach of its software directly to end users.
Parse, a leading backend-as-a-Service mobile SDK provider, has launched a new service called Cloud Code making it possible for app developers to add custom backend code that is easily accessible by any client (iOS, Android, HTML5, or via the REST API) without servers.
The popular multi-platform cloud storage service Parse is shutting down, to the surprise of the tech community, according to it’s official blog post today. Parse has given it’s current users one year from now, until January 28th, 2017 before it closes it's services.