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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

Web service callouts

The last part of our Apex journey is a callout to a web service. You know that Twitter and Facebook, and even Salesforce, have a web service that you can connect with and grab the information you need. Some APIs are free to use, but for some information, you need to pay if you want to use or store that information.

For each secure web service, you need to authenticate to the service. This can be done in different ways and is dependent on the web service itself. Some easy APIs use only an API key, while other services use OAuth2.0 to authenticate.

The type of authentication should be found in the documentation of the API. Most of the time, you can find this documentation online, or contact the API vendor to receive this information.

In this book, we will use an API to get information about movies. There is an API called The Movie DB (https://www.themoviedb...