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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)
Free Chapter
Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management
Section 2: Logic, Process Automation, and the User Interface
Section 3: Testing, Debugging, and Exercise
Mock Tests

Understanding the features of Apex

Since we what Apex is, let's see which editions of Salesforce can support it:

  • Performance Edition
  • Unlimited Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
  • Developer Edition

Apex can be used to add business logic to Lightning applications, execute database triggers, and build a customized UI by programming controllers. The language and all its features (such as governor limits, future methods, and so on) run in a multi-tenant environment and can be integrated with the following components:

  • The database that includes your standard and custom objects.
  • A Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL)/Salesforce Object Search Language (SOSL), which will help you search for or select the records you need.
  • Web services support helps you integrate web services, such as Google, Amazon, or the customer's backend systems: