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Learning Salesforce Einstein

By : Mohit Shrivatsava
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Learning Salesforce Einstein

By: Mohit Shrivatsava

Overview of this book

Dreamforce 16 brought forth the latest addition to the Salesforce platform: an AI tool named Einstein. Einstein promises to provide users of all Salesforce applications with a powerful platform to help them gain deep insights into the data they work on. This book will introduce you to Einstein and help you integrate it into your respective business applications based on the Salesforce platform. We start off with an introduction to AI, then move on to look at how AI can make your CRM and apps smarter. Next, we discuss various out-of-the-box components added to sales, service, marketing, and community clouds from Salesforce to add Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Further on, we teach you how to use Heroku, PredictionIO, and the Force platform, along with Einstein, to build smarter apps. The core chapters focus on developer content and introduce PredictionIO and Salesforce Einstein Vision Services. We explore Einstein Predictive Vision Services, along with analytics cloud, the Einstein Data Discovery product, and IOT core concepts. Throughout the book, we also focus on how Einstein can be integrated into CRM and various clouds such as sales, services, marketing, and communities. By the end of the book, you will be able to embrace and leverage the power of Einstein, incorporating its functions to gain more knowledge. Salesforce developers will be introduced to the world of AI, while data scientists will gain insights into Salesforce’s various cloud offerings and how they can use Einstein’s capabilities and enhance applications.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Testing the application on localhost

To test if the application is running, use the following command line on the project folder, which will open the localhost:

npm start

If all the variables such as AccountId, Private Key, and endpoint URL are configured, you should see a working app on localhost 5000, as shown in the following screenshot:

Deployment on Heroku instance

Once you have a working application, it takes a few more commands via Heroku CLI to deploy the application. Let's take a look at the steps to deploy this application. We will assume that the reader has logged into Heroku via the command line using the Heroku login:

  1. Create a Heroku application using heroku create in your root folder--let's say,...