Book Image

Mastering Application Development with Force.com

By : Kevin J. Poorman
Book Image

Mastering Application Development with Force.com

By: Kevin J. Poorman

Overview of this book

Force.com 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 salesforce.com's Force.com 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 Force.com. It gets you started with a quick refresher of Force.com'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 Force.com 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 Force.com platform.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering Application Development with Force.com
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 8. Team Development with the Salesforce1 Platform

It has become increasingly clear to me that collaboration will almost always trump individual genius. Working together not only makes each individual's workload lighter, but it also fosters cross-pollination of ideas and practices. This takes many forms, from classic teams with hierarchy and rank, to developers pairing with each other to collaboratively share a keyboard while writing and testing code. Regardless of the form you're used to, it is almost a certainty that you are not the sole developer for your company and that you work in some form of team. Over the years of software development, a number of issues have sprung up around team development and, as is always the case with software, more than one solution has claimed to forever solve these problems. The Salesforce1 platform is not exempt from this; indeed, some team development problems are exacerbated by the platform. In this chapter, we're going to take a small step back...