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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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Building Blocks of a Force Platform Application

The Force Platform consists of a few core components. These core components define the outline of all applications you will build on the platform.

The figure below shows the way that these core pieces relate to each other.

Figure 8. Application, tabs and objects

The foundation for all Force Platform applications is the object. In practical terms, an object is roughly equivalent to a table in a relational database. As with a table, an object is a collection of fields that can be accessed and modified together.

You may hear veterans talk about custom objects and standard objects. A standard object ...

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