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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By : Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams
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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By: Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams

Overview of this book

Salesforce Lightning Platform, used to build enterprise apps, is being increasingly adopted by admins, business analysts, consultants, architects, and especially developers. With this Salesforce certification, you'll be able to enhance your development skills and become a valuable member of your organization. This certification guide is designed to be completely aligned with the official exam study guide for the latest Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I release and includes updates from Spring '19. Starting with Salesforce fundamentals and performing data modeling and management, you’ll progress to automating logic and processes and working on user interfaces with Salesforce components. Finally, you'll learn how to work with testing frameworks, perform debugging, and deploy metadata, and get to grips with useful tips and tricks. Each chapter concludes with sample questions that are commonly found in the exam, and the book wraps up with mock tests to help you prepare for the DEV501 certification exam. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to take the exam and earn your Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I certification.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management
Section 2: Logic, Process Automation, and the User Interface
Section 3: Testing, Debugging, and Exercise
Mock Tests

Considerations when developing in a multi-tenant environment

We've briefly mentioned what Salesforce is in the introduction, but it's also important to know what the Lightning Platform is before we start talking about multi-tenancy. The Lightning Platform is the infrastructure in which companies can enable one or more of the aforementioned cloud products, install apps from the AppExchange (the Salesforce store), or build their own custom apps.

Using the platform alone—that is, without one of the core cloud products such as Sales Cloud or Service Cloud—is also possible through Salesforce's platform as a service (PaaS) option. In a similar way to their CRM application, customers can pay a monthly fee to access the shared resources and build custom apps through PaaS.

The biggest benefits of using or buying a cloud service product is that everything is taken care of by the provider – that is, the servers, storage space, the infrastructure, networks, security, backups, and upgrades.

Some characteristics of using cloud-based services are as follows:

  • They are subscription-based models
  • They have low startup fees
  • They have fixed and predictable costs (that is, you pay as you use the service)
  • They are scalable
  • They include regular, automated upgrades
  • They are multi-tenancy platforms; this means that multiple customers use (or share) the same instance

These are important features to bear in mind when talking about multi-tenancy!