How to develop an app on Force.com Platform

How to develop an app on Force.com platform

In this salesforce tutorial we are going to learn about how to develop an app on force.com platform and what are the different tools we use to develop an app in force.com platform. And also we learn about different applications that are used to analyze and check our code. To develop an app on force.com platform we use certain tools and applications.

How to develop an app on Force.com Platform?

To develop an application by creating code in any modern language is usually done through an IDE(integrated Development Environment). IDE is a simple text editor  which offers many advantages over coding. Now let us know about some Force.com app builder tools that are helpful in Force.com app development. Some of them are

  1. Apex Classes.
  2. Apex Triggers.
  3. Components and
  4. Pages.

Every Salesforce.com user knows that Salesforce.com is one of the best browser-based development environment in the world. In Salesforce development we can delivers core functionalities using desktop-based IDE. To access Force.com app builder tools in Salesforce follow the steps given below.

  • Go to Setup=>Develop.

How to develop an app on Force.com Platform

How to create new Apex Class in Salesforce.com?

  • To create new Apex Class in Salesforce.com, go to Setup=>develop=>Apex Classes.
  • Now click on new button.

Create new apex class in Salesforce

  • When we click on new button a new screen will be opened to create new new Apex Class in Salesforce.com.

How to develop an app on Force.com Platform

  • Now click on Save button.

Here Class name will be the name of the Apex Class as shown below.

How to develop an app on Force.com Platform

Apex Classes and Apex Triggers in this Force.com environment offers similar experience but there are some surprises when developing code in the pages and Visualforce Components. Before creating Visualforce page we have to enable development mode in salesforce. Development mode feature in Salesforce.com allows user to code and view the compiled results within the same browser window.

Check the following links for more details.

How to create Visualforce page in Salesforce.com.

How to insert Visualforce page in another Visualforce page

Embedding Visualforce Page in Page Layouts 

Configuring Visualforce Page as a Tab 

How to enable development mode in Salesforce.com 

Defining Visualforce page as a Template