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Progress JDBC Driver for Salesforce to use with Apache Spark

I would like to experiment with Salesforce and Apache Spark.  I've found that the documentation to be a bit out of date.  After registering and attempting the download, instead of sforce.jar that other documentation refers to, I got this jar file instead:

PROGRESS_DATADIRECT_JDBC_SF_ALL.jar   When running a JVM with this jar in the classpath, I could not load com.ddetk.jdbc.sforce.SForceDriver 
I looked inside the jar file and saw only these classes:

I searched the web a little bit more and found that I actually had to run this .jar file, and it launches an installer that downloads the sforce.jar file instead!
java -jar PROGRESS_DATADIRECT_JDBC_SF_ALL.jar



At this point, you can run the spark shell:
spark-shell --jars /home/cloudera/Progress/DataDirect/Connect_for_JDBC_51/lib/sforce.jar
After this point, we can issue SQL commands against SFDC as a data source.





Closed Loop Marketing (CLM) using Augmented Reality (AR) with Apple's ARKit

It's been a while since I've blogged, but this is pretty cool so I thought I would share it.

As someone who has worked with CLM for over a decade, I wanted to see what was possible the recent advances in technology.

Apple iOS 11 SDK introduces the ARKit, which significantly simplifies the creation of AR content.

Below is a video demonstration.


If you would like to play around with AR, you can download the Xcode project code in the GitHub link below.

https://github.com/wentari/CLM_AR

Be forewarned that the iOS 11 SDK is in beta right now, and you will need to have a physical device in order to test this out.  Quite a lot of processing power is required.