Getting Started with the Platform

SalesForce is CRM platform which hosted in cloud environment. It services in both forms of SaaS and also as a IaaS.

Salesforce has everything you need to run your business from anywhere, with products and features to support your needs. Products and features available out-of-the-box are called “standard functionality,” and what you have access to depends on what you buy. “Out of the box” is little bit confusing to starter if this schema, it really mean what we get more than actually asked for. As a example if we go to market and take some vegetables and we get a cover to carry that food safer. So we can consider that stuff as a OOTB.

Some terminologies that is useful;

  • Record > An item you are tracking in your database; if your data is like a spreadsheet, then a record is a row on the spreadsheet
  • Field    > A place where you store a value, like a name or address; using our spreadsheet example, a field would be a column on the spreadsheet
  • Object  > A table in the database; in that spreadsheet example, an object is a tab on the spreadsheet
  • Org      > Short for “organization,” the place where all your data, configuration, and customization lives. You and your users log in to access it. You might also hear this called “your instance of Salesforce
  • App      > A set of fields, objects, permissions, and functionality to support a business process

The platform makes database and user interface cucustomization simple and also makes complex back end logic and completely customized pages possible with programmatic tools like Apex(Java-like programming language that’s optimized and tuned for accessing Salesforce database objects), Visualforce, Lightning Components, SOQL and more with force.com.

Lets start some experiment stuff with following link:

https://developer.salesforce.com/

References:

https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead/force_com_dev_beginner/starting_force_com/starting_intro

 

 

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