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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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Laying the Groundwork

Before jumping directly into the development tasks ahead of you, you need to learn about the data orientation of the Force Platform, the application you will be developing, and the data underling that application.

Welcome to the Force Platform

The designers of the Force platform are well aware of the importance of data to all systems. The Force Platform is all about data, and, as mentioned in the previous chapter, metadata. Part of the power and productivity of the Force Platform derive from this data-based approach to development and deployment.

The Force Platform delivers a lot of functionality that stems directly from your data design and specification. Good development practices call for you to carefully consider your ...

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