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Mastering Application Development with Force.com by Kevin J. Poorman

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Chapter 1. A Conceptual Overview of Application Development on the Salesforce1 Platform

This chapter will give you a quick refresher on Force.com development tools and methodologies. We'll discuss the concepts of classes, triggers, and unit testing that we'll be mastering in future chapters. Additionally, we'll discuss the tools available for us to write Salesforce1 code. We'll focus on the developer console built into the Salesforce web interface, and you'll learn to use it for daily development tasks. The following topics will be covered in detail in this chapter:

  • Cloud computing and development
  • Development tools
  • Using the developer console

Developing for the cloud

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