Force.Com Fundamentals

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Force.com Platform Fundamentals
An Introduction to Custom Application Development in the Cloud

By Chris McGuire Caroline Roth

With contributions by Dave Carroll Nick Tran Andrea Leszek

Force.com Platform Fundamentals
© Copyright 2000-2009 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce.com is a registered trademark

of salesforce.com, inc., as are other names and marks. Other marks appearing herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior consent of the publisher. ISBN: 978-0-9789639-2-7

With special thanks to Grant Anderson, Steve Anderson, Mysti Berry, Eric Bezar, Phil Choi, Steve Fisher, Ron Hess, Paul Kopacki, Vahn Phan, Mary Scotton, Andrew Smith, Tom Tobin, Adam Torman, Andrew Waite, Sarah Whitlock, and the salesforce.com Training & Certification team.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface.............................................................................................1 Welcome to the Cloud!.........................................................................................1 Platforms for Cloud Computing...............................................................2 About This Book..................................................................................................2 Intended Audience....................................................................................3 Chapter Contents......................................................................................3 Signing Up for a Developer Edition Account...........................................5 Sending Feedback.....................................................................................5 About Developer Force.........................................................................................5 Salesforce.com Training & Certification...............................................................6

Chapter 1: Introducing the Force.com Platform.................................7 The Basics of an App............................................................................................8 Tabs...........................................................................................................8 Forms........................................................................................................8 Links.........................................................................................................8 The Benefits of a Force.com Platform App..........................................................9 Data-Centric Apps...................................................................................9 Collaborative Apps..................................................................................10 The Technologies Behind a Force.com Platform App........................................11 A Multitenant Architecture....................................................................11 A Metadata-Driven Development Model..............................................13 The Force.com Web Services API..........................................................14 Apex........................................................................................................14 Visualforce..............................................................................................14 Force.com Sites.......................................................................................15 The AppExchange Directory..................................................................15

Chapter 2: About the Sample Recruiting App..................................16 About Universal Containers................................................................................17 Considerations for the Recruiting App...............................................................17...
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