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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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Introducing Apps

What should we do first? If we were writing a software application, the first thing we’d need to do is build a project where we could store all the code that we were going to write. With the Force Platform, the first thing we need to do is create a new app.

Like a programming project, an app is little more than a container for all of the objects, tabs, and other functionality that we’re going to build as part of our Recruiting application. It consists simply of a name, a logo, and an ordered set of tabs. The simplest app contains only one tab—the Home tab—and a default logo. As we define more tabs in the remainder of this book, we can add them to the app later.

Let’s start clicking through the process of actually creating a simple ...

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