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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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Mocking is the practice of substituting the standard implementation of classes and methods with stub methods that return a fixed value. Other development stacks have rich and robust mocking capabilities built in. Salesforce1, on the other hand, is slowly expanding into the mocking world. In fact, there's only one built-in mock interface for you to stub. Despite the lack of a robust mocking library built into the platform, the capabilities of the existing mock interface make unit testing HTTP callouts a breeze. Additionally, there are other, third-party, mocking libraries that work with the Salesforce1 platform. Libraries, such as FFLib_ApexMocks, found at, allow you to stub custom objects and methods so long as you have written your class to implant an interface.

Let's take a deeper look at the HTTPCalloutMock interface. Like most interface implanting classes, there are required methods for you to implement. In the case of HTTPCalloutMock...