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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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Summary

This final chapter has completed the circle of Force Platform development, focusing on the distribution of your applications and components.

You learned about four methods of deployment:

  • Using the Force Platform IDE to save components to another organization

  • Using the Force Platform Migration Tool to move components to another organization using scripts

  • Creating unmanaged packages, which can be published and installed by many organizations

  • Creating managed packages, which allow for in-place upgrades and are ideally suited for Force Platform ISVs

You also learned about the various flavors of Force Platform Sandboxes, where you can replicate an environment for staging, testing, and development purposes.

With this last bit of information, you ...

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