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The Developer’s Guide to the Force.com Platform by Phil Choi, Andrew Fawcett, Glen Martin, Rick Greenwald

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Chapter 1. Welcome to the Force Platform

In this chapter ...

Building and running business applications with traditional software has always been too complex, slow, and expensive. A new model, called cloud computing, has emerged over the last decade to address this problem. Applications that run in the cloud are delivered as a service so companies no longer have to buy and maintain hardware and software to run them.

Salesforce.com pioneered this model with our applications business over the last decade. More recently, we’ve opened ...

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