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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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Tools for Custom Objects

Many tools are available that work with Force.com, created by Salesforce and independent software vendors. But if you’re new to Force.com, it’s best to start with the free tools supported by Salesforce. Unless noted otherwise, all tools are available from the DeveloperForce Web site (http://developer.force.com). After you’re comfortable with the standard tools, explore the range of solutions offered by the Force.com independent software vendor (ISV) community.

Tools for Metadata

Metadata is the description of a Force.com application, from the data model to the user interface and everything in between. In this chapter, the focus is on the data model, and there are three tools available from Salesforce for building it. ...

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