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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 Objects

Now that our app is functional (but rather boring), let’s make it a little more interesting by introducing our first object.

As you might remember from the last chapter, an object is very similar to a database table in the Force Platform. The platform comes with a number of standard objects, like contacts, accounts, and cases, which support default apps like Salesforce Sales and Salesforce Call Center. We can also define custom objects that allow us to store information specific to our Recruiting app.

Whether they’re standard or custom, Force Platform objects not only provide a structure for storing data but they also power the interface elements that allow users to interact with the data, such as tabs, the layout of fields ...

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