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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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Summary

This chapter engaged you with the Force.com database in areas essential for application development. The skills covered in this chapter should enable you to build various data-driven applications, all through configuration rather than coding. Here are some key points to take forward:

Image The Force.com database is not a standard relational database. It’s a logical database based on Objects and Fields, like Tables and Columns but tuned for business applications and integrated into every feature of the platform.

Image Custom objects are the backbone ...

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