This class is targeted at non-coders to be more comfortable when handed a Visualforce page or trigger. The main purpose of this class is to help admins/declarative developers how to be able to be able to analyze code to see what it does, give you the tools to be able to tinker on existing code to extend or modify functionality, and set a foundation for being able to build your own triggers and test classes. In addition, this class aims to point out not only what the programmatic features are and when you can use them, but also when to turn to code (after you have fully exhausted the declarative tools on the platform).
What You Will Learn
- Basic differences between programmatic and declarative tools
- When to use Visualforce
- Basic Visualforce use cases
- How to read a basic Visualforce page and understand what data it will represent
- How to modify a basic Visualforce page using SOQL
- How to read a basic cross object Apex trigger
- How to modify a basic cross object Apex trigger
- Test Class fundamentals
- Why we use Test Classes
- An attendee at this session should be comfortable with the declarative aspects of the salesforce platform.
- Understanding of the Salesforce object model (both standard and custom)
- Understanding of declarative features for process automation (ie: workflow and formula fields)
- The introduction to Point-And-Click app development workshop MAY be sufficient preparation for this class, however an attendee will benefit more from the class if they have more than a light introductory experience with the Force.com platform.
The following browsers are supported when working with the Developer Console:
- Most recent version of Google Chrome
- Most recent version of Mozilla Firefox
- Most recent version of Safari
- Internet Explorer 9 or higher
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