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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

How to develop Apex

To develop Apex, you can use different development tools—some of them are free, and for some, you need to pay. Now, you might be wondering which one of these is the best, or you might be wondering which one you should choose. The answer to this is that it depends on your personal taste and what kind of use you prefer. It can be Salesforce DX, admin plus developer tasks, a more visual interface, or a less command line.

The following is an overview of the different tools, which are used by 95% of Salesforce developers:

  • Welkin Suite ( A IDE for administrator and developer tasks in Salesforce, which is based on Visual Studio. No additional software is required. A free trial is available.
  • Illuminated Cloud ( A IDE for developers, where you can write the code and manage the full...