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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

Determining appropriate user interface designs

When building Lightning app pages and configuring Lighting Components, you have various options available to you to produce a suitable design. Every use case will be different, but there are some fundamental approaches and recommendations by Salesforce that will result in an appropriate design.

When considering the user experience within the Lightning Platform, you should try to achieve the most optimum way for information to be accessed as this affects user efficiency and page performance. Some very basic consistency measures include setting all Lightning pages to show the Details section by default and making the order of tabs consistent across all page layouts.

By determining an appropriate user interface design, you can provide an experience that avoids too much scrolling and reduces the number of clicks, which can drive increased user adoption and engagement. Let's consider some of the key standard components that we detailed...