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Force.com Tips and Tricks

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  • 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

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.

  • 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
Page Count 224
Course Length 6 hours 43 minutes
Date Of Publication 14 Feb 2013


Abhinav Gupta

Abhinav Gupta is a Solution Architect and an expert cloud computing consultant. He is a Force.com contributor and an avid blogger, he actively participates on Force.com discussion boards, blogs about cloud computing, Salesforce.com, and open source technologies at http://www.tgerm.com, and also contributes to various open source projects.

Abhinav specializes in both native Force.com app development and B2B/B2C integrations with other platforms/APIs. His area of expertise is not only limited to force.com, but has done quality work on other cloud platforms like developing JEE apps on Heroku, Amazon Web Services (EC2/BeanStalk etc) and Google App Engine.  He is a “Force.com MVP” with notable achievements that include creating the code share project Tolerado, winning third place in the 2010 Salesforce Developer Challenge with his mobile location sharing application, and frequently being mentioned in the Salesforce.com newsletter and blog.

Abhinav lives in India with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, and enjoys reading technology books and magazines, playing computer games.

Ankit Arora

Ankit Arora (@forceguru) is an avid Force.com certified professional working on the platform since 2008. Since then, he has been involved in architecting, building and implementing Force.com solutions for on-premise and AppExchange applications. He has also won many online challenges rolled out by Salesforce like TwitterTrivia, Hammer of Thor, CloudTrivia etc. Ankit is a Force.com MVP (most valuable professional) and Leader of Salesforce Platform Developer Users Group Jaipur. He has been contributing to the Salesforce community in various ways and through various channels. He is passionate about Force.com and exhibits the same by actively blogging at "forceguru.blogspot.in". He is acting as moderator on Salesforce Discussion Boards and shares his knowledge and experience by providing effective and converging solutions to developer queries. He has submitted many cookbook recipes that can be found in the online Force.com cookbook. Ankit resides in Jaipur also known as the pink city, located in Rajasthan India, a city that has been able to maintain its rich heritage from the times of Maharajas, yet picking up the pace to emerge as a strong contender for the fastest growing cities in India. Ankit lives with his family and likes to play first person combat games like Counter Strike in his free time. He is an enthusiast sportsman and a national level player in the online Counter Strike competition.