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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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Building the App: Our Design

As application developers, our job now is to figure out which platform components are going to allow us to build all of these features.

One way to split up the work is to look at which requirements can be implemented by using just the point-and-click tools of the platform and which requirements must be implemented by leveraging other Web applications. The former method, which uses native components, is typically fast and simple to use, requiring only point-and-click setup rather than more traditional coding. The latter method, which uses composite components, give us more control and flexibility in what we do but requires more work.

The following diagram shows how features implemented with each method are created, ...

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