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Mastering Application Development with

By : Kevin J. Poorman
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Mastering Application Development with

By: Kevin J. Poorman

Overview of this book is an extremely powerful, scalable, and secure cloud platform, delivering a complete technology stack, ranging from databases and security to workflow and the user interface. With's cloud platform, you can build any business application and run it on your servers. The book will help you enhance your skillset and develop complex applications using It gets you started with a quick refresher of's development tools and methodologies, and moves to an in-depth discussion of triggers, bulkification, DML order of operations, and trigger frameworks. Next, you will learn to use batchable and schedulable interfaces to process massive amounts of information asynchronously. You will also be introduced to Salesforce Lightning and cover components—including backend (apex) controllers, frontend (JavaScript) controllers, events, and attributes—in detail. Moving on, the book will focus on testing various apex components: what to test, when to write the tests, and—most importantly—how to test. Next, you will develop a changeset and use it to migrate your code from one org to another, and learn what other tools are out there for deploying metadata. You will also use command-line tools to authenticate and access the Rest sObject API and the Bulk sObject API; additionally, you will write a custom Rest endpoint, and learn how to structure a project so that multiple developers can work independently of each other without causing metadata conflicts. Finally, you will take an in-depth look at the overarching best practices for architecture (structure) and engineering (code) applications on the platform.
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Mastering Application Development with
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Lightning App Builder

Lightning App Builder is an integrated development environment for people who don't write code. Instead, the idea is to present a user with data and prebuilt off-the-shelf components that play well together. If you'd like to give it a spin, you can access the Lightning App Builder in any Summer '15 or newer org by clicking on Lightning App Builder under the Create submenu in Setup. The first step in creating a new Lightning App is to choose the template. Note the new column layouts, 2 and 3, that are available here:

Having selected a template, developers are taken to the App Builder Canvas, which looks like this:

The palette to the left shows a list of components available to the developer. Split into three segments, the first shows all of the built-in components, such as Filter List, recently used items, and Visualforce. After this, there are two groups of components. The first section display custom developed components and components available via AppExchange Packages...