Development with the Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud

Development with the Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud
Development with the Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud is published by in December 2013. This book has 448 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-0321949165.

Master, Today’s Fastest, Most Flexible Cloud Development Platform


With’s 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 releases in your own custom cloud applications.


Throughout, he adds new code and updated best practices for rapidly prototyping, building, and testing production-quality solutions. This edition’s extensive new coverage includes Developer Console, JSON, Streaming and Tooling APIs, Bulk API, 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 Developer Edition account. Coverage includes:

  • Leveraging’s customizable infrastructure to deliver advanced Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions
  • Understanding’s unique processes, tools, and architecture
  • Developing a complete application, from requirements and use cases through deployment
  • Using the database as a framework for highly flexible, maintainable applications
  • Applying’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 integration options, including REST, SOAP, Canvas, and the Streaming, Bulk, Tooling, and Metadata APIs
  • Developing internal social applications with’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 Platform, Third Edition.

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