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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

Learning about the user interface options

One of the benefits of the Lightning Platform is the capability to customize it so that it is tailored to the way that users access it.

The Lightning Platform provides features and functionality that allow customization at various levels, which, in turn, allow not only programmatic solutions, but also declarative solutions requiring no coding knowledge and these declarative features enable the user interface to be customized.

The user interface for the Lightning Platform has evolved over time and there have been several styles or themes added and different models used for the way that the user interface elements have been rendered. The current theme in the Lightning Platform uses the User Interface API, which is a framework that is used to retrieve data and metadata from within the platform and this is known as Lightning Experience. There are also older themes that use a different mechanism for retrieving data and metadata and rendering...