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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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Force.com Developer Edition

To get hands-on with Force.com development, you need a development environment. Environments are known as organizations, or “orgs” for short. Orgs come in different shapes and sizes based on the licensing agreement with Salesforce. Salesforce gives its Developer Edition (DE) away free. DE orgs are full featured but have hard limits on the amount of storage (5MB of data, 20MB of files) and number of users (two full users and three platform-only users). When you are ready to test your application with production data and user volumes, license a Force.com Sandbox or Force.com Enterprise Edition (EE).

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