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Mastering Application Development with Force.com

By : Kevin J. Poorman
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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 9. My Way – A Prescriptive Discussion of Application Development on Salesforce1

This chapter is intentionally different. With the potential exception of the last chapter, I've tried to maintain a tone of discussion rather than prescription. This chapter, in contrast, is intentionally prescriptive, more so than the last. This is how I build applications and write code on the Salesforce1 platform. The techniques and tips described here have been developed and used in both small and massive orgs. This is intended as an in-depth look at some overarching best practices of architecture—how we structure applications—and engineering—how we code applications. Specifically, we are going to focus on:

  • Keeping our applications and code simple

  • Testing meaningful things well

  • Naming things intuitively

  • Auto-documenting our code

  • Writing maintainable code