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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Getting Started with Visualforce

This subsection offers a path to getting your hands on Visualforce, divided into three parts, as follows:

1. Development process—Begin your development contrasting Visualforce with standard Web application development.

2. Development tools—Take a look at Visualforce development in the Force.com IDE and the native user interface.

3. “Hello World” example—Build your first Visualforce page with a custom controller.

Development Process

Visualforce development projects are much like standard Web application development projects. They have server-side logic to be coded, and user interfaces to be designed, wired up, and tested. User interface developers must collaborate closely with their server-side counterparts to ...

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