New to Salesforce.com and Force.com Platform
The New to Salesforce assists developers who are new to the Salesforce.com CRM and Force.com Platform understand the various cloud technologies, and create applications with Apex or Visualforce.
If you are a fresh or an experienced C# or Java developer and want to excel yourself in Salesforce.com CRM and Force.com Platform. Then below are the steps to learn basics of Salesforce.com CRM and Force.com Platform.
Learn below these terminologies because these are related to Salesforce.com CRM and Force.com platform.
- What is Multi-tenant Architecture?
- What is SaaS (Software as a Service)?
- What is PaaS (Platform as a Service)?
- What is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)?
- What is DaaS (Development as a Service)?
- What is Cloud Computing?
- What is MVC (Model-View-Controller)?
- What is CRM?
- What is Sales, Marketing and Customer Service?
- What are the benifits of CRM?
- What is SFA (Sales force Automation)?
- What is Campaign, Lead, Account, Contact, Opportunity, Product, Quote and Cases Management?
- What is Lead Process?
- What is Sales Process?
- What is Support Process?
- What is Sales Cloud?
- What is Service Cloud?
- What is Forecasting?
- What is Reports & Dashboards?
- What is Salesforce.com?
- What is Force.com?
- What is Database.com?
- What is Data.com?
- What is Work.com?
Learn below mentioned guides to get knowledge of Salesforce / Force.com Development (configuration and customization).
Force.com Platform Fundamental
AJAX Toolkit Developer's Guide
Apex Code Cheat Sheet
Visualforce Cheat Sheet
SOQL (Salesforce.com Object Query Language)
SOSL (Salesforce.com Object Search Language)
Apex Governor Limitations
Apex Code Developer's Guide
Visualforce Developer's Guide
Learn below mentioned guides / helpful links to get knowledge of Salesforce / Force.com Deployment.
Force.com IDE or Eclipse
Force.com Java Ant Migration Tool
Development Lifecycle Guide (Enterprise Development on the Force.com Platform)
Learn below mentioned guides / helpful links to get knowledge of ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) tools used in Salesforce / Force.com data integration and data migration.
Apex Data Loader
Apex Scripted Data Loader
Jitterbit Data Loader for Salesforce
A free, third-party data migration tool that lets administrators automate the import and export of data between flat files, databases, and salesforce.com.
(CSV, SQL Server, MySQL, CRM Dynamics, Salesforce, WebService, SAP etc.)
No download, free data loader for Salesforce. Leverage keyboard shortcuts for object lookups and data mapping. No security token required.
Informatica Cloud Data Loader for Salesforce
Informatica Cloud Data Loader for Salesforce is a FREE data loading application that automates the import/export of Salesforce and Force.com data between databases and files.
On-Demand IDE (Developer Console)
A browser-based collection of tools you can use to create, debug, and test applications in your Salesforce organization.
On-Premise IDE (Force.com IDE)
Eclipse plugin for developing Force.com applications, providing source code editors, test execution tools, wizards, and integrated help.
Force.com Migration Tool
A Java/ANT-based command line utility for scripted deployment of application metadata.
SOQL / SOSL IDE (Force.com Explorer)
.NET-based tool for inspecting schema, and building and testing SOQL queries.
For Mac users, SoqlXplorer provides metadata exploration, a SOQL query tester, and a graphical schema view for examining object relationships (a piece of functionality that's only available on the Mac OS X platform!). Download SoqlXplorer from Simon Fell's PocketSOAP website at www.pocketsoap.com/osx/soqlx. After the download automatically extracts itself, drag the SoqlXplorer icon to your Applications folder to complete the installation.
For other great Salesforce.com tools and utilities built exclusively for Mac OS X, see www.pocketsoap.com/osx.
Other Helpful Resources:
All Salesforce documents available here at