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Salesforce Lightning Platform Enterprise Architecture - Third Edition

By : Andrew Fawcett
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Salesforce Lightning Platform Enterprise Architecture - Third Edition

By: Andrew Fawcett

Overview of this book

Salesforce Lightning provides a secure and scalable platform to build, deploy, customize, and upgrade applications. This book will take you through the architecture of building an application on the Lightning platform to help you understand its features and best practices, and ensure that your app keeps up with your customers’ increasing needs as well as the innovations on the platform. This book guides you in working with the popular aPaaS offering from Salesforce, the Lightning Platform. You’ll see how to build and ship enterprise-grade apps that not only leverage the platform's many productivity features, but also prepare your app to harness its extensibility and customization capabilities. You'll even get to grips with advanced application architectural design patterns such as Separation of Concerns, Unit Testing and Dependency Integration. You will learn to use Apex and JavaScript with Lightning Web Components, Platform Events, among others, with the help of a sample app illustrating patterns that will ensure your own applications endure and evolve with the platform. Finally, you will become familiar with using Salesforce DX to develop, publish, and monitor a sample app and experience standard application life cycle processes along with tools such as Jenkins to implement CI/CD. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to develop effective business apps and be ready to explore innovative ways to meet customer demands.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)

Introducing the Service layer pattern

The following is Martin Fowler's definition of the Service layer (

"Defines an application's boundary with a layer of services that establishes a set of available operations and coordinates the application's response in each operation."

The use of the word boundary in Martin's definition is interesting, as this literally represents the point of separation or boundary between the concerns of the application's business logic in the Service layer and execution contexts caller. This might be a Visualforce or Lightning Component Controller class or a Batch Apex class, as illustrated in the UML diagrams shown in the previous chapter.

The following illustration shows just some of the types of callers that an Apex Service layer is designed to support. By following...