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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

Considering Lightning components and performance

Be mindful of the limits that a standard Lightning component has, but also of the recommendations in terms of numbers that Salesforce recommends. In the case of the Accordion component, for example, which enables other Lightning Components to be grouped together within a collapsible page section, you can configure a maximum of 25 sections. However, Salesforce recommends a maximum of 10.

Generally, if there are a large number of Lightning components on a page, the Lightning page will take a long time to load. To improve loading and response times, Salesforce recommends repositioning some components, whenever performance is of concern, into an Accordion component or a Tab (non-default) section.

Here are two specific recommendations for using standard Lightning Components:

  • Highlights Panel: The Highlights Panel component allows users to easily access key information at the top of a record page.
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