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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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How Do You Work With the Force Platform?

The Force Platform is built on a foundation of multi-tenancy, which means that multiple companies share the same cloud resources, just as multiple offices exist within the same office building.

Each individual company has their own environment on the Force Platform, which is referred to as an organization, or sometimes as an org for short. An organization is your own virtual environment. Only those users and developers who are authorized can access the data and applications within your organization.

The easiest way for you to get started working with the Force Platform is to sign up for your own Developer Edition organization, which is free. A Developer Edition organization provides you full use of all ...

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