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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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Chapter 7. Using, Extending, and Creating API Integrations

Increasingly, development is less about individual programs and more about building and integrating entire systems of code. In this chapter, we'll look at using the Salesforce1 sObject API, the bulk sObject API, how we can extend the sObject API with custom endpoints, and you will learn how to call various APIs from within the Salesforce1 platform. Specifically, we'll discuss the following topics:

  • The various methods for integrating different systems together

  • Learning to call the Salesforce sObject API to create, read, update, and delete individual Salesforce records from outside Salesforce

  • Learning to use the bulk API for integrating bulk data into our Salesforce instance

  • Building our own custom REST endpoint in Apex, and calling that from outside Salesforce

  • Building a REST client that we can use to quickly and simply consume external APIs from within Salesforce