Understanding the Force.com model

Force.com offers a platform for development of business applications on the cloud. The platform is offered as a service, where we pay for only those things that are used and not for the entire server and hardware stack. The platform offers many built-in and point-and-click tools for rapid development of applications.

Let's take a detailed look at the services forming the platform offered by Force.com. The following section provides us with an overview of the Force.com platform.

Force.com platform

Force.com is the world's first platform, where end-users can build, share and run an application on the cloud. The Force.com platform runs in a hosted multi-tenant environment, which gives the end-users freedom to build ...

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