Use the Force.com platform to design and develop real-world, cutting-edge cloud applications
Starting with an introduction to the Force.com model, key features, and advantages of the Force.com platform, this book delves into the design and development of applications on the Force.com platform. Particular emphasis is given to building the data model and user interfaces of the Force.com application, designing the Force.com application for multiple users, and protecting data related to your application.
This book also covers the most important features of the Force.com platform such as preserving data quality with validation rules, automating the business process by using workflows and approval processes, data management operations and tools, reports and dashboards, e-mail service related features of the Force.com platform, and deploying a Force.com application. Through the course of the book, you will learn not only declarative (point-click) developments, but also programmatic developments such as building custom pages using Visualforce and custom coding using Apex. By the end of the book, you will have learned about the Force.com tools including the Force.com IDE and standard Visualforce components that are used to develop build Visualforce pages.
What You Will Learn
Design, develop, customize, and deploy applications on the Force.com platform
Build a data model and standard user interfaces on the Force.com platform
Develop Force.com applications for multiple users and protect your organization's data
Implement the application's business processes using Validation Rules, Approval Processes, and Workflows
Use Data Management operations and tools on the Force.com application
Make custom pages using Visualforce and custom controllers using Apex
Create reports, dashboards, and e-mail services on the Force.com platform
Construct Force.com sites that allow the application to be extended out into the broader population of users through the use of a public website
Employ the tools available on the Force.com platform
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