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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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Work as a team

It's possible you work for a very small, highly profitable enterprise company that is using Salesforce as a platform for business software. It's more likely, however, that you're part of a team of developers working on the platform for your large to enterprise-sized business. If you truly work alone, then this section is more about what to look for in a company when evaluating a job offer. On the other hand, if you work on a team.

Finding new teammates is a daunting challenge. It's likely an internal recruiter (or increasingly likely a software program) has sifted through countless résumés looking for keywords such as or Visualforce. In striving to find the subjective best of that bunch, the résumés are given over to the hiring manager who chuckles over them before his or her first cup of coffee, and determines through some internal calculus who to interview. I think it's safe to say we've all gone through this process once or twice. The process, however, is inherently...