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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

Lightning Component framework

The Lightning Component framework is a framework that's used for developing single-page web applications for mobile and desktop devices. Lightning components can be built by using two programming models:

  • Lightning web components: These are custom HTML elements that are built using HTML and modern JavaScript.
  • Aura components: These use JavaScript and predefined components, combined with HTML tags. You can use both components next to each other on one Lightning page.

In this book, I will not go too much into detail about this subject, because discussing the Lightning Component framework would take a book on its own. Instead, I will teach you the high-level basics of the Lightning Component framework and the most important things you need to know about regarding a Lightning component.