You can't call Dreamforce a tech conference or a massive carnival of geekery as its much more than that. Its unlike any other conference you have seen so far. This is my first experience of this humongous cloud event where you will find knowledge about tons of new stuff and it will thoroughly inspire and will let us know where the cloud technology is heading in the next year.
Though its challenging to put everything in a single post let me write the first post in the Dreamforce series.
As we all agree that our industry is going through a epochal tectonic shift and every company is trying to build a predictive intelligent system that can help them to build tailored experiences based on the holistic view of the customer. Events like these will let you know whats coming and how to be on par with other companies.
If you took Burning Man and gave everyone clothes, and if all the conversations were about cloud computing, you basically have Dreamforce - Aaron Levie
Salesforce platform already has an array of tools in its arsenal to blend the digital and physical worlds together. Even in this Dreamforce they came up with lot of interesting things like IOT, Wave, Thunder etc. But I will pick lightning as its personal favourite.
Lightning components will be the next big thing in building custom solutions in Salesforce as they will be the fundamental building blocks of the platform. They open up a whole world of possibilities in orgs that we once could only dream of. As we know
With great power, comes great responsibility
In the same way
With flexibility to have robust and powerful Lightning components comes more code complexity
This will increase the gap between admin and developer as lightning has a steeper learning curve. As a techie I like to have a broader gap because development should always be a bit complicated than declarative part as they need more rudimentary cognitive skills.
As Lightning framework is new to this world and build on the same principle of my favourite REACT FRAMEWORK of Facebook, this is a wonderful opportunity for all the techies out there to master this technology. If you have no idea about lightning, Don't worry because its the same as all the advanced developers out there.
There is nothing new in the keynotes except setting the vision for the next year. But there is lot of knowledge we have gathered by networking with the MVP’s, Technical advocates and cloud evangelists out there who helped us to understand the reality behind all the buzz around the new platforms.
Salesforce platform helps in building solutions for
- fighting aggressive cancer by allowing doctors to do trails in completely different way
- helping coke to increase sales with proper insights and collaboration
- used as a wonderful analytic tool to find the person leading in the next presidential elections of the United states of america
These vast applicative usecases explain us that its all about how & where you want to use this phenomenal tool
We are only limited by your own ideas, not by the technology
So before signing off I would like to conclude by saying Dreamforce sessions and keynotes entertained us, excited us, inspired us and motivated us to evangelise salesforce platform and to build solutions that matter.