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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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Preface

I wrote this book to help developers discover Force.com as a viable, even superior tool for building business applications.

I’m always surprised at how many developers I meet who aren’t aware of Force.com as a platform. They know of Salesforce, but only that it’s a CRM. Even those who have heard of Force.com are amazed when I describe what Appirio and other companies are building with it. “I didn’t know you could do that with Force.com” is a common reaction, even to the simplest of things such as creating custom database tables.

Since the second edition of this book, Salesforce has delivered more than six major releases. This third edition refocuses the book on custom application development and away from “clicks not code”-style, configuration-driven ...

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