Are you facing a challenging Salesforce.com problem--say, relating to automation, configuration, formulation, or reporting--that you can't quite crack? Or maybe you are hoping to infuse some creativity into your solution design strategy to solve problems faster or make solutions more efficient? Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code shows you how to unlock the power of the Force.com platform to solve real business problems--and all without writing a line of code. Adhering to Salesforce.com's "clicks, not code" mantra, Salesforce.com expert Phil Weinmeister walks you through different business problems and identifies effective, creative--and proven--approaches to solutions using the platform's declarative framework. If you are a Salesforce.com administrator, analyst, consultant, or developer, you can attest to the insatiable appetite of users for new functionality. Your clients expect solutions--and now. By adopting Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code as your guide, you will learn how to deliver business solutions within Salesforce.com by combining analysis, creativity, and logic with some of its core elements, including validation rules, workflow rules, and formula fields. In addition, Weinmeister dissects and explains the most useful functions and features for developers, and shows you how to use them. Among other things, you will learn how to: Build objects, fields, and relationships to establish a sensible data model Automate business processes by using workflow rules and flows (Visual Workflow) Utilize functions and develop formulas effectively for a variety of business needs Develop intricate approval processes to handle exception scenarios Employ publisher actions to drive additional functionality from the Chatter feed Manage your data using Data Loader Best of all, Weinmeister uses real-life business scenarios and visuals to keep you engaged and learning something new with every page you read. Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code will help you absorb the principles behind dozens of creative and thoughtful ways to solve your business problems. Applying the lessons learned from this how-to guide will ultimately save you time and ensure that your clients or internal customers are well satisfied and productive.
Author: Jonathan Keel
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Learn how to build logic into your apps by configuring Salesforce.com Lightning Process Builder and Visual Workflow software tools to meet the needs of your organization without the use of code. You will be able to build workflow diagrams on the Salesforce.com platform and perform complex logic. Individuals who have created workflow diagrams in other applications (e.g., Microsoft Visio) will feel very comfortable using these two tools from Salesforce. If you find yourself in a situation where a standard Salesforce configuration does not meet your needs, you can always rely on a developer to extend the functionality through Visualforce and Apex code. What if you could take back that control and not rely on a developer or consultant? With two new technologies—Process Builder and Visual Workflow—introduced onto the Salesforce.com platform, you can accomplish much of what was normally handled with Apex code. Lightning Process Builder and Visual workflow both allow for advanced logic that standard configuration such as Salesforce.com Workflow cannot do. Salesforce.com Lightning Process Builder and Visual Workflow details how these technologies can be used to: Create a call center application that guides operators through a call with screens that change based on the caller’s responses. Automatically submit approvals to speed up and streamline your business. Update related records for any object being modified, including standard and custom objects.
A practical guide that will help you discover fundamentals for building applications on Force.com without writing a single line of code. If you are new to the Force.com platform and want to learn from scratch, it is advisable that you begin with the first chapter and move on to the last. However, if you are familiar with Force.com and want to understand in detail some aspect of it, you can dip into any chapter. Each certification module is covered in a separate chapter, and is accompanied by questions being asked in the exams. Developers who need to prepare for the Salesforce.com Certified Force.com Developer exam will benefit from this book. This book is ideal for developers who are new to Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform. It would be advantageous if readers have some familiarity with Salesforce applications and have basic HTML and XML skills. By the end of the book, you will be ready to appear for the exam and develop various applications on the cloud platform.
Author: Jason Ouellette
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Master Force.com, Today’s Fastest, Most Flexible Cloud Development Platform With Salesforce.com’s Force.com platform, you can build and deploy powerful cloud-based enterprise applications faster than ever before. Now, Jason Ouellette gives you all the practical, technical guidance you need to make the most of the newest Force.com releases in your own custom cloud applications. Throughout, he adds new code and updated best practices for rapidly prototyping, building, and testing production-quality Force.com solutions. This edition’s extensive new coverage includes Developer Console, JSON, Streaming and Tooling APIs, Bulk API, Force.com Canvas, REST integration, support for Web MVC frameworks, Dynamic Apex and Visualforce, and an all-new chapter on mobile user interfaces. Ouellette covers the entire platform: UIs, database design, analytics, security, and many other topics. His code examples emphasize maintainability, flexibility, and seamless integration—and you can run and adapt all of them with a free Force.com Developer Edition account. Coverage includes: Leveraging Force.com’s customizable infrastructure to deliver advanced Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions Understanding Force.com’s unique processes, tools, and architecture Developing a complete application, from requirements and use cases through deployment Using the Force.com database as a framework for highly flexible, maintainable applications Applying Force.com’s baked-in security, including user identity, data ownership, and fine-grained access control Constructing powerful business logic with Apex, SOQL, and SOSL Adopting asynchronous actions, Single Page Applications, and other advanced features in Web user interfaces Building intuitive user interfaces with Visualforce, and extending them to public-facing websites and mobile devices Creating smartphone/tablet-friendly apps with HTML5 and Visualforce Performing massive data-intensive tasks offline with Batch Apex Using Force.com integration options, including REST, SOAP, Canvas, and the Streaming, Bulk, Tooling, and Metadata APIs Developing internal social applications with Force.com’s Chatter collaboration tools If you’re already building Web or mobile applications, take your next giant step into enterprise cloud development—with Development with the Force.com Platform, Third Edition. All code examples in this book are available on Github at http://goo.gl/fjRqMX, and as a Force.com IDE project on Github at https://github.com/jmouel/dev-with-force-3e.
A handy guide that covers the most essential topics for Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification in an easy-to-understand format About This Book Get to grips with the fundamentals of Force.com to pass the certification exam with flying colors Create Force.com applications, automate business processes, and manage data operations to be a successful Salesforce.com Certified Force.com app builder A step-by-step guide that covers the most essential topics for the Platform App Builder Certification in an easy-to-understand format Who This Book Is For Salesforce beginners who need to prepare for the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification exam will benefit from this book. This book is ideal for developers and admins who are new to Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform. It is recommended that users have some basic programming knowledge and are familiar with salesforce. By the end of the book, you will be ready to appear for the exam and develop various applications on the cloud platform. What You Will Learn Learn the basics of the force.com cloud platform Learn to build objects that align with your business Understand the process of building an application on force.com platform Kick-start your certification journey in basic- easy-to-follow guide Focus on important topics that help you accomplish your certification goals Learn to secure your application with the Salesforce security model Manipulate and process large amount of data using the data tools Prepare for the exam with sample mock questions In Detail The Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder exam is for individuals who want to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing, building, and implementing custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of Force.com. This book will build a strong foundation in Force.com to prepare you for the platform app builder certification exam. It will guide you through designing the interface while introducing the Lightning Process Builder. Next, we will implement business logic using various point and click features of Force.com. We will learn to manage data and create reports and dashboards. We will then learn to administer the force.com application by configuring the object-level, field-level, and record-level security. By the end of this book, you will be completely equipped to take the Platform App Builder certification exam. Style and approach Simple and to-the-point examples that can be tried out in your developer org. A practical book for professionals who want to take the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification exam. Sample questions for every topic in an exam pattern to help you prepare better, and tips to get things started. Full of screen-shots, diagrams, and clear step-by-step instructions that cover the entire syllabus for the exam.
Author: Aaron Marcus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-06-24
The two-volume set LNCS 6769 + LNCS 6770 constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2011, held in Orlando, FL, USA in July 2011 in the framework of the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2011, incorporating 12 thematically similar conferences. A total of 4039 contributions was submitted to HCII 2011, of which 1318 papers were accepted for publication. The total of 154 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on DUXU theory, methods and tools; DUXU guidelines and standards; novel DUXU: devices and their user interfaces; DUXU in industry; DUXU in the mobile and vehicle context; DXU in Web environment; DUXU and ubiquitous interaction/appearance; DUXU in the development and usage lifecycle; DUXU evaluation; and DUXU beyond usability: culture, branding, and emotions.
This is a practical tutorial-based guide on using the new SOQL language, aimed at Force.com developers. Each topic is discussed with the help of standard SOQL queries. If you are a Salesforce.com developer or administrator, this book will help you to avoid hitting limits set by Salesforce.com. For those of you who are preparing for advanced developer Salesforce.com certification, this book will also be particularly useful.
The commercial exploitation of distributed computing technologies is slowly starting to become popular under the general area of cloud computing. These solutions allow selling and buying of resources (i.e., computing, network, software, and data resources) on demand. Existing solutions in this area are diverse, ranging from Infrastructure-- a-Service (IaaS) models via Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models. Although the economics of these services is not yet fully understood and the interoperability between such services is still lacking, a common market for computing services is slowly developing. Such a market would allow buyers and sellers of computing services to trade their excess capacity or make available their capacity at a cost. However, it is still not p- sible for a market participant to act as a resource provider or seller, or trade based on the current level of demand. Another example of a developing open market is the emergence of Web2.0-based services. These enable consumers to create new services by aggregating services from multiple providers. The benefit of these solutions is that “value” can be created by combining services at different prices.
A practical guide through which you will discover how to set up and configure the application. Along the way, you will also be presented with solutions and real-life examples on how to further improve and maintain its functionality with clear step-by-step instructions. Being highly organized and compact, this book contains detailed instructions with screenshots, diagrams, and tips that clearly describe how you can administer and configure complex Salesforce CRM functionality with absolute ease. This book is for administrators who want to develop and strengthen their Salesforce CRM skills in the areas of configuration and system management. Whether you are a novice or a more experienced admin, this book aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Salesforce CRM platform. By the end of the book, you will be ready to configure and administer a Salesforce CRM system in a real-world environment which fully supports your business needs.
Author: Toby Velte
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2009-10-22
"The promise of cloud computing is here. These pages provide the 'eyes wide open' insights you need to transform your business." --Christopher Crowhurst, Vice President, Strategic Technology, Thomson Reuters A Down-to-Earth Guide to Cloud Computing Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach provides a comprehensive look at the emerging paradigm of Internet-based enterprise applications and services. This accessible book offers a broad introduction to cloud computing, reviews a wide variety of currently available solutions, and discusses the cost savings and organizational and operational benefits. You'll find details on essential topics, such as hardware, platforms, standards, migration, security, and storage. You'll also learn what other organizations are doing and where they're headed with cloud computing. If your company is considering the move from a traditional network infrastructure to a cutting-edge cloud solution, you need this strategic guide. Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach covers: Costs, benefits, security issues, regulatory concerns, and limitations Service providers, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, IBM, EMC/VMware, Salesforce.com, and others Hardware, infrastructure, clients, platforms, applications, services, and storage Standards, including HTTP, HTML, DHTML, XMPP, SSL, and OpenID Web services, such as REST, SOAP, and JSON Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Software plus Services (S+S) Custom application development environments, frameworks, strategies, and solutions Local clouds, thin clients, and virtualization Migration, best practices, and emerging standards
Click your way to automating various business processes using Salesforce Visual Workflow About This Book Develop an application using Point and Click with the help of Flow Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience. Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who want to use Flows to automate their business requirements by clicking, not coding. No previous experience in computer coding or programming is required What You Will Learn Develop an application using point and click with the help of Flow Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience. In Detail Salesforce Management System is an information system used in CRM to automate the business processes like sales and marketing. To implement this, Force.com developed a powerful tool called Visual Workflow to automate business processes by creating applications also called Flows. Learning Salesforce Visual Workflow, Second Edition is a practical guide on Flows that will enable you to develop custom applications in Salesforce with minimized code usage. The book starts with an introduction to Visual Workflows that teaches all the building blocks of creating Flows and use it efficiently. You will learn how to easily automate business processes and tackle complex business scenarios using Flows. The book explains the working of the Process Builder so you can create reusable processes. The book also covers how you can integrate existing or newly created Flows with the Salesforce Lightening Experience. By the end of the book, you will get a clear understanding on how to use Flows and Process Builder in your organization to optimize code usage. Style and approach Step by step approch to use Process Builder to solve complex business requirements with the help of Flow
Click your way to automating various business processes using Salesforce Visual WorkflowAbout This Book* Develop an application using Point and Click with the help of Flow* Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow* Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page* Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data* Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder* Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow* Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean* Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience.Who This Book Is ForThis book is intended for those who want to use Flows to automate their business requirements by clicking, not coding. No previous experience in computer coding or programming is required.What You Will Learn* Develop an application using point and click with the help of Flow* Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow* Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page* Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data* Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder* Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow* Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean* Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience.In DetailSalesforce Management System is an information system used in CRM to automate the business processes like sales and marketing. To implement this, Force.com developed a powerful tool called Visual Workflow to automate business processes by creating applications also called Flows.Learning Salesforce Visual Workflow, Second Edition is a practical guide on Flows that will enable you to develop custom applications in Salesforce with minimized code usage.The book starts with an introduction to Visual Workflows that teaches all the building blocks of creating Flows and use it efficiently. You will learn how to easily automate business processes and tackle complex business scenarios using Flows. The book explains the working of the Process Builder so you can create reusable processes. The book also covers how you can integrate existing or newly created Flows with the Salesforce Lightening Experience.By the end of the book, you will get a clear understanding on how to use Flows and Process Builder in your organization to optimize code usage.Style and approachStep by step approch to use Process Builder to solve complex business requirements with the help of Flow