Book Image Enterprise Architecture

By : Andrew Fawcett
Book Image Enterprise Architecture

By: Andrew Fawcett

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters) Enterprise Architecture
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Introducing the book's sample application

For this book, we will use the world of Formula1 motor car racing as the basis for a packaged application that we will build together. Formula1 is for me the motor sport that is equivalent to Enterprise applications software, due to its scale and complexity. It is also a sport that I follow, both of which helped me when building the examples that we will use.

We will refer to this application as FormulaForce throughout this book, though please keep in mind Salesforce's branding policies when naming your own application, as they prevent the use of the word "Force" in the company or product titles.

This application will focus on the data collection aspects of the races, drivers, and their many statistics, utilizing platform features to structure, visualize, and process this data in both historic and current contexts.

For this chapter, we will create some initial Custom Objects as detailed in the following table. Do not worry about creating any custom tabs just yet. You can use your preferred approach for creating these initial objects. Ensure that you are logged in to your packaging org (we will use the development org later in this book).


Field name and type


Name (text)


Name (text)


Season__c (Master-Detail to Season__c)




Name (Auto Number, CONTESTANT-{00000000} )Race__c (Master-Detail to Race__c)Driver__c (Lookup to Driver__c)

The following screenshot shows the preceding objects within the Schema Builder tool, available under the Setup menu: