Force.com Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks bundled in a short book to assist administrators and developers to become more productive with the Force.com platform

Force.com Tips and Tricks

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Ankit Arora, Abhinav Gupta

Tips and tricks bundled in a short book to assist administrators and developers to become more productive with the Force.com platform
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849684743
Paperback224 pages

About This Book

  • Tips and tricks for topics ranging from point-and-click administration, to fine development techniques with Apex & Visualforce
  • Avoids technical jargon, and expresses concepts in a clear and simple manner
  • A pocket guide for experienced Force.com developers

Who This Book Is For

"Force.com Tips and Tricks" is not a bible or a complete reference for the Force.com platform development. The time- saving tips and tricks make this book handy for novice as well as experienced developers. This is basically for Force.com developers, who want to extend their Force.com applications using Flex, Apex, and Visualforce.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Learning to Fly with Force.com
What is cloud computing?
What is Force.com?
Salesforce environments
Summary
Chapter 2: Admin Tools
Data Loader
The Import wizard
Third-party tools for data integration
Force.com Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Force.com Migration Tool
AppExchange – cloud application marketplace
Summary
Chapter 3: Making Best Use of Salesforce Objects
Understanding the field types
Considerations for relationships
Types of objects
Record types
Summary
Chapter 4: Understanding Analytics
Report types
Reports
Dashboards
Analytic snapshots
Summary
Chapter 5: Setting Up Development Environments
Building apps on Salesforce
What is an environment?
Migrating changes between environments
Application lifecycle management
Summary
Chapter 6: Tools and Destinations that Every Force.com Developer Should Know
Tools for developers and admins
Destinations
Summary
Chapter 7: Writing Better Apex Code
Understanding the language basics
Advanced Apex
Summary
Chapter 8: Writing Better Visualforce Code
Knowing the Visualforce architecture
Reusing the platform's native look and feel
Reusing VF code
Limiting view states
Flexible pages using field sets
Speeding up Ajax calls
Global variables and functions
JavaScript remoting
Taking care of security compliance in pages
Miscellaneous tips
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Be more efficient and productive on the Force.com platform, not only as a developer but also as an administrator
  • Manage Salesforce.org and use it in a multi-developer environment
  • Explore various tools and destinations for admins
  • Make best use of Salesforce objects, reports, and analytics
  • Explore various tools and destinations for developers
  • Understand the multitenant nature of the platform
  • Write better code in both Apex and Visualforce

In Detail

Force.com is an extremely powerful, scalable and secure cloud platform, delivering a complete technology stack covering the ground from database and security to workflow and user interface.

Force.com Tips and Tricks starts with very basic admin tasks and gradually moves to hard-core coding tips and tricks for the multitenant Force.com platform.

The book starts with the basics of Cloud Computing and Principles and constructs of Force.com. The book then swiftly move to detailed coverage of Salesforce analytics.

The book also shows how to set up development environments and and gives detailed understanding of tools and destinations that every Force.com developer should know. The book also covers important administration concepts where you gain vital information for key topics such as schema and reporting for an organization. For Force.com, troubleshooting a problem and code reuse are two important aspects that help in boosting productivity, a complete chapter is dedicated to these tasks.

This book takes you beyond any documentation or course and promises hands-on expertise.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Learning to Fly with Force.com
What is cloud computing?
What is Force.com?
Salesforce environments
Summary
Chapter 2: Admin Tools
Data Loader
The Import wizard
Third-party tools for data integration
Force.com Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
Force.com Migration Tool
AppExchange – cloud application marketplace
Summary
Chapter 3: Making Best Use of Salesforce Objects
Understanding the field types
Considerations for relationships
Types of objects
Record types
Summary
Chapter 4: Understanding Analytics
Report types
Reports
Dashboards
Analytic snapshots
Summary
Chapter 5: Setting Up Development Environments
Building apps on Salesforce
What is an environment?
Migrating changes between environments
Application lifecycle management
Summary
Chapter 6: Tools and Destinations that Every Force.com Developer Should Know
Tools for developers and admins
Destinations
Summary
Chapter 7: Writing Better Apex Code
Understanding the language basics
Advanced Apex
Summary
Chapter 8: Writing Better Visualforce Code
Knowing the Visualforce architecture
Reusing the platform's native look and feel
Reusing VF code
Limiting view states
Flexible pages using field sets
Speeding up Ajax calls
Global variables and functions
JavaScript remoting
Taking care of security compliance in pages
Miscellaneous tips
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849684743
Paperback224 pages
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