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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By : Paul Goodey
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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By: Paul Goodey

Overview of this book

Do you want to be able to confidently design and build apps that support business processes within the Lightning Platform? Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide not only helps you to do this, but also prepares you for the certification exam. The book starts by describing the core capabilities of the Lightning Platform. You'll learn techniques for data modeling to design, build, and deploy apps without writing code and achieve rapid results with the declarative capabilities that the Lightning Platform provides. Next, you'll explore utilities for importing and exporting data and the features available in the Lightning Platform to restrict and extend access to objects, fields, and records. You'll also be able to customize the Salesforce Lightning Experience user interface (UI) and build functionality for custom buttons, links, and actions. Later, this certification study guide will take you through reporting and the social and mobile features of the Lightning Platform. Finally, you’ll get to grips with Salesforce build environments and deployment options. By the end of this Salesforce book, you'll not only have learned how to build data models, enforce data security, and implement business logic and process automation, but also have gained the confidence to pass the Platform App Builder exam and achieve Salesforce certification.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to the Lightning Platform Core
Section 2: Behind the Scenes
Section 3: A Step Closer to the Exam

Managing the application life cycle

By adopting an Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) approach when building changes for systems, there are several benefits, such as improved planning and change management, improved testing process, and improved project communications. ALM helps to avoid issues such as managing versions of change items and failures through a lack of testing after deploying changes, as well as reducing risk and providing an improved approach to the building of apps.

Using an organized approach to building apps and having processes and policies that support the various steps of the processes within the Lightning Platform helps to ensure that apps can be built more smoothly and, hence, more quickly. By adopting certain policies, a more robust way of building apps can be carried out that helps to ensure that functions change as expected and avoids breaking existing functionality.

Although the use of the supporting apps and tools for the management of the application...