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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Project Selection

Some projects are better suited to implementation on Force.com than others. Running into natural limits of the PaaS approach or battling against the abstraction provided by the platform is possible. Always strive to pursue projects that play into Force.com strengths. No absolute rules exist for determining this, but projects with the following characteristics tend to work well with Force.com:

Image The project is data centered, requiring the storage and retrieval of structured data.

Structured data is the most important point. Implementing a YouTube-like application on Force.com is not the best idea because it primarily works with ...

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