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  • Create data objects and become familiar with the type of fields required to store data
  • Build a custom application including page layouts, fields, and tabs
  • Automate complex business processes using workflows and approvals
  • Perform data operation on chunks of data using data loader
  • Build scalable cloud-based applications for multiple users and learn to share data with them based on their position
  • Understand the administrative capabilities of the platform and other useful functionalities that can be achieved using point and click, without writing a line of code
  • Quickly build completely scalable and working applications on the famous platform



When migrating to the new wave of cloud-based applications, we now think about business logic, we think about automating processes, and we think about how we can make the systems better. is a cloud-based platform that is used to build and deploy enterprise applications on the cloud with minimum coding. Demand for experts is growing rapidly and companies look for certified professionals. This books comes in handy when you are seeking to clear the Certified Developer exam.

The Developer Certification Handbook (DEV401) is a practical guide for you to become a Certified Developer. This book will help you to impress your colleagues with excellent skills, and prepare for the Dev 401 certification exam. From building applications to automating business processes everything is covered from the certification perspective, and you will gain hands-on expertise with the step-by-step approach of this book. Developer Certification Handbook (DEV401) will help you build and deploy a complete application on by using point and click. With this book you will learn to create and manage custom objects and their data. You will build the user interface for your applications and automate your business process by using workflows and approvals.

This definitive certification guide provides a disciplined approach to be adopted for successfully clearing the DEV 401 exam, which gives you an edge over developers who are not certified. Each chapter contains ample practice questions at the end.

  • Simple and to-the-point examples that can be tried out in your developer org
  • A practical book for professionals who want to take the DEV 401 Certification exam
  • Sample questions for every topic in an exam pattern to help you prepare better, and tips to get things started
  • Full of screen-shots, diagrams, and clear step-by-step instructions that cover the entire syllabus for the exam
Page Count 280
Course Length 8 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781849683487
Date Of Publication 26 Jan 2012


Siddhesh Kabe

Siddhesh Kabe calls himself the monk who sold his computer for the cloud. He has had a rock-solid career in consulting, training, designing, developing, and advocating the platform for 8 years. He has five certifications in Salesforce. He likes to break into things—code and gadgets—and believes that, given enough coffee, anything can be hacked into.

His other published work includes a science-fiction satire called Ragnarok and a fantasy graphic novel entitled Agatya. Apart from this, he is an active member of the community and owns an active blog ( He is also the leader of the Pune Users Group.