Learning Apex Programming

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  • Create Apex triggers and classes and build interactive Visualforce pages
  • Understand best practices and workarounds to platform limitations
  • Hands-on examples that will help you create business applications using Apex quickly and efficiently

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 300 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2014
ISBN : 1782173978
ISBN 13 : 9781782173977
Author(s) : Matt Kaufman, Justin Davis
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Enterprise
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Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman started using Force.com on May 22nd, 2002, when he was hired at Salesforce.com to work in the support department. Since that day, his sole focus has been on developing custom applications on the Force.com platform. He is currently Salesforce certified as an advanced administrator, advanced developer, sales cloud consultant, and service cloud consultant. Additionally, he co-authored Salesforce.com for Dummies, and currently serves as the chief technology officer and co-founder of MK Partners, a Los-Angeles-based Salesforce consultancy. Matt works with clients that range from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprise organizations.

Justin Davis

Justin Davis has been an avid developer of Force.com since 2006, with a primary focus on improving sales organization effectiveness. He is currently a certified Salesforce administrator and developer, and also authored Teach Yourself Visually Salesforce.com. He is currently the chief operating officer at MK Partners, and oversees 100+ Salesforce.com implementations daily, most of which involve Apex and Visualforce.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Create an Eclipse workspace and a sandbox, and learn about IDE best practices
  • Write code within the limits of the platform and discover the best practices to stay out of trouble with queries
  • Understand transactional and batch processes
  • Discover classes and triggers and the best practices for using both
  • Design a Visualforce page using Apex and JavaScript
  • Customize sites to display Visualforce pages to the world
  • Integrate Google and Salesforce calendars

In Detail

Apex is the proprietary coding language for the Salesforce ecosystem and is the world’s first on-demand programming language. Apex code runs exclusively on Salesforce.com servers without requiring any local servers or software, and you can use it to do any custom application building with Force.com. No-one can dispute the sheer power and breadth of the Salesforce.com cloud development platform and its influence on thousands of developers across the world. The staggering number of technologies on offer can cause developers confusion when it comes to using them to build real-world applications. Customers have heard the hype and they want their cloud solutions more feature-rich, faster, and cheaper than ever before.

Starting with the syntax and common use cases for developing in Salesforce, this book will teach you how to create and deploy applications on the fly. You will learn how to approach new projects and learn the basics of Apex, including how to use Eclipse and the sandbox.

Salesforce Limits and Batch processes are explained in an easy-to-understand format, and you will gain a deep understanding of triggers, classes, test coverage, and Visualforce pages. You will also discover how you can share your Force.com data and code with the outside world and how to integrate with Google calendar using Apex.

Finally, the book covers the creation of real-world web service integrations with Salesforce.com; you will create a Force.com application from start to finish using Apex as the business logic. By the end of this book, you will know all the best practices for development using Apex.


An easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples which will help you understand the process of creating, testing, and deploying Apex in Eclipse, the sandbox, and production instances of Salesforce.

Who this book is for

This book is for developers who have some object-oriented programming experience. This book is most appropriate for developers who wish to gain an understanding of the Force.com platform and how to use Apex to create business applications.

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