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Development with the Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud

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Two New Safari Exclusive Chapters Covering Batch Processing and Social Applications!!

Foreword by Craig Weissman, CTO,


Build Cloud-Based Enterprise Applications Fast–and Drive More Value at Lower Cost!


Using the platform, enterprise developers can build and deploy powerful applications far more rapidly than traditional J2EE, Microsoft .NET, or LAMP technology stacks permit. With a free subscription to the platform, developers can build apps that solve virtually any enterprise challenge with remarkable value, scalability, and reliability.


This is the first book that brings together all the practical, technical guidance you need to make the most of in your own custom enterprise applications. Leading developer Jason Ouellette helps you identify suitable uses for and provides all the insights and sample code needed to rapidly prototype, deploy, and integrate with production-quality applications.


Ouellette provides realistic code examples at every step, emphasizing maintainability, flexibility, and

interoperability throughout. Writing for developers, architects, and analysts, he shows how to


•Perform, test and schedule batch processing using Batch Apex NEW!!

•Work with Chatter to create social networking elements NEW!!

•Create custom enterprise apps on in days or weeks, not months or years

•Leverage’s extensive capabilities for storing, managing, and securing data

•Quickly create sophisticated business logic with the Apex programming language

•Use Visualforce to construct custom user interfaces

•Establish automated or semiautomated workflows

•Implement Ajax behaviors without writing JavaScript code or learning new JavaScript libraries

•Integrate data and processes with other applications, inside and outside the platform

•Display reports as state-of-the-art dashboards

•Integrate applications with existing Single Sign-On systems


This book’s extensive sample code may be downloaded from AppExchange at