Learning Force.com Application Development

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  • Design, develop, customize, and deploy applications on the Force.com platform
  • Build a data model and standard user interfaces on the Force.com platform
  • Develop Force.com applications for multiple users and protect your organization's data
  • Implement the application's business processes using Validation Rules, Approval Processes, and Workflows
  • Use Data Management operations and tools on the Force.com application
  • Make custom pages using Visualforce and custom controllers using Apex
  • Create reports, dashboards, and e-mail services on the Force.com platform
  • Construct Force.com sites that allow the application to be extended out into the broader population of users through the use of a public website
  • Employ the tools available on the Force.com platform

Starting with an introduction to the Force.com model, key features, and advantages of the Force.com platform, this book delves into the design and development of applications on the Force.com platform. Particular emphasis is given to building the data model and user interfaces of the Force.com application, designing the Force.com application for multiple users, and protecting data related to your application.

This book also covers the most important features of the Force.com platform such as preserving data quality with validation rules, automating the business process by using workflows and approval processes, data management operations and tools, reports and dashboards, e-mail service related features of the Force.com platform, and deploying a Force.com application. Through the course of the book, you will learn not only declarative (point-click) developments, but also programmatic developments such as building custom pages using Visualforce and custom coding using Apex. By the end of the book, you will have learned about the Force.com tools including the Force.com IDE and standard Visualforce components that are used to develop build Visualforce pages.

  • Design, build, and customize real-world applications on the Force.com platform
  • Reach out to users through public websites and ensure that your Force.com application becomes popular
  • Discover the tools that will help you develop and deploy your application
Page Count 406
Course Length 12 hours 10 minutes
ISBN 9781782172796
Date Of Publication 26 Apr 2015


Chamil Madusanka

Chamil Madusanka is a Salesforce.com-certified Force.com developer. He has been working on Force.com projects since 2011. He works as a developer on many custom applications built on Force.com and has also trained end users and new Salesforce developers at his current company (attune Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.) and former company (Sabre Technologies (Pvt) Ltd). He has authored Visualforce Developer's Guide, Packt Publishing.

Chamil won the Salesforce New Year Resolution 2013 challenge, which was rolled out by Salesforce. He is an active member of the Force.com community and contributes through various channels. He is passionate about Force.com and shares his knowledge of Force.com technologies through his blog (http://salesforceworld.blogspot.com/). He is a super-contributor on the Force.com discussion board and shares his knowledge and experience on Force.com by providing effective answers to developer questions. He is the initiator and organizer of the Sri Lanka Salesforce Platform Developer User Group. His contribution to the Sri Lanka Salesforce community has led to an increase in Salesforce competency in Sri Lanka.

He completed his BSc in computer science from the University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka (UCSC). His areas of interest include cloud computing, semantic web technologies, and Ontology-based systems. Hailing from Polonnaruwa, an ancient city in Sri Lanka, he currently resides in Gampaha in the Western province of Sri Lanka. His interests include reading technology books and technology blog posts, and playing cricket. Chamil can be reached via twitter at @chamilmadusanka, Skype at chamilmadusanka, and e-mail at chamil.madusanka@gmail.com.