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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

Resources in a Lightning component

You are able to build a Lightning component in your favorite Salesforce IDE, but you can use the Developer Console as well. As usual, I will explain how to use the Developer Console to create these kinds of resources, but don't hesitate to use your own (and favorite) IDE.

To start the development for a Lightning component, open the Developer Console and click File | New | Lightning Component:

You will see a little screen with the name New Lightning Bundle. Yes—a Lightning component is a bundle of some files. We will go in-depth on each type of file in each component soon, but first, we will start by explaining this little screen:

The two fields in the upper part of the screen are pretty straightforward—these are for the name of your component and a little description.

The next part needs a little bit of explanation. Because...