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  • Apply OOPs principal in Apex to design a robust and efficient solution to address various facets to a business problem
  • Get to grips with the benefits and applicability of using different design patterns in Apex
  • Solve problems while instantiating, structuring and giving dynamic behavior to Apex classes
  • Understand the implementation of creational, structural, behavioral, concurrency and anti-patterns in your application
  • Follow the Apex best practices to resolve governor limit issues
  • Get clued up about the Inheritance, abstract classes, polymorphism in Apex to deal with the object mechanism
  • Master various design patterns and determine the best out of them
  • Explore the anti patterns that could not be applied to Apex and their appropriate solutions

Apex is an on-demand programming language providing a complete set of features for building business applications – including data models and objects to manage data. Apex being a proprietor programming language from Salesforce to be worked with multi tenant environment is a lot different than traditional OOPs languages like Java and C#. It acts as a workflow engine for managing collaboration of the data between users, a user interface model to handle forms and other interactions, and a SOAP API for programmatic access and integration.

Apex Design Patterns gives you an insight to several problematic situations that can arise while developing on platform and the usage of Design patterns to solve them. Packed with real life examples, it gives you a walkthrough from learning design patterns that Apex can offer us, to implementing the appropriate ones in your own application. Furthermore, we learn about the creational patterns that deal with object creation mechanism and structural patterns that helps to identify the relationship between entities. Also, the behavioural and concurrency patterns are put forward explaining the communication between objects and multi-threaded programming paradigm respectively. We later on, deal with the issues regarding structuring of classes, instantiating or how to give a dynamic behaviour at a runtime, with the help of anti-patterns. We learn the basic OOPs principal in polymorphic and modular way to enhance its capability. Also, best practices of writing Apex code are explained to differentiate between the implementation of appropriate patterns. This book will also explain some unique patterns that could be applied to get around governor limits.

By the end of this book, you will be a maestro in developing your applications on for Salesforce

  • Apply Creational, Structural and behavioural patterns in Apex to fix governor limit issues.
  • Have a grasp of the anti patterns to be taken care in Apex which could have adverse effect on the application.
  • The authors, Jitendra Zaa is a salesforce MVP and Anshul Verma has 12+ years of experience in the area of application development.
Page Count 256
Course Length 7 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781782173656
Date Of Publication 26 Apr 2016


Jitendra Zaa

Jitendra Zaa has been working on the Salesforce platform since 2008. He has extensively worked on Java and .NET-based enterprise applications. He also has experience in working with multiple JavaScript libraries, web frameworks, ETL tools, and databases. He is an expert in designing and implementing integrations of Salesforce with external systems. He is a regular speaker at the world’s biggest developer event, Dreamforce, mostly in developer track. Because of his contributions to the Salesforce community, he has also been awarded the Salesforce MVP title. He has more than eight Salesforce certifications and works as a Salesforce technical architect. He owns one of the most viewed Salesforce developer blogs (, formerly, You can follow him on Twitter at @JitendraZaa.

Anshul Verma

Anshul Verma has been working on the Salesforce platform since 2006. Prior to that, he has done extensive development using MS technologies on web, desktop, and mobile applications. He possesses a tremendous understanding of enterprise-scale systems and has worked in designing intricate systems with high scalability, performance, and robustness. He has been a Dreamforce speaker and is a regular contributor to Stack Exchange and other developer communities. He has four Salesforce certifications and is currently working as a project manager and technical architect where he is responsible for managing customer success and delivering high-quality solutions to his clients. He has conducted various training sessions in his current organization and trained over 50 new hires. He is very popular with his training batches and can be often found sharing his knowledge with his team and peers. He owns and maintains his blog (, and you can follow him on Twitter at @toanshulverma.