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Force Platform Fundamentals: An Introduction to Custom Application Development in the Cloud by Andrea Leszek, Adam Gross, Nick Tran, Dave Carroll, Caroline Roth, Chris McGuire

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The Technologies Behind a Force Platform App

Now that we’ve talked about the kinds of apps the platform can build, let’s review some of the technologies behind the platform itself. These technologies have a big impact on what the platform supports, and what it’s like to develop on it.

Table 1. Key Technologies Behind the Platform
TechnologyDescription
Multitenant architectureAn application model in which all users and apps share a single, common infrastructure and code base
Metadata-driven development modelAn app development model that allows apps to be defined as declarative “blueprints,” with no code required. Data models, objects, forms, workflows, and more are defined by metadata.
Force Platform Web Services APIAn application programming interface ...

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