Force.com is a cloud platform that helps developers build applications easily in a very speedy time with friendly, easy-to-use point-and-click tools. It also helps developers handle complex databases and spreadsheets more easily without slowing them down. Force.com is also a PAAS (Platform as a Service) that enables software developers the ability to create a single instance of a software and run it on a server so it serves multi-tenants add-on applications that integrate the main Salesforce.com application. A proprietary strongly-typed object-oriented programming language for Force.com called Apex and an XML-like syntax used to generate HTML called Visualforce are what Force.com is built on.
The interface of Force.com is very user-interactive and you can create and modify components of an application and it also helps you build business logic and a data model and User Interface. You can import data and run analysis on Force.com. Force.com delivers out-of-the-box tools and services to automate business processes, helps integrate external applications, and delivers mobile experience. One major advantage of Force.com is you do not need to have an idea of programming because you can build a powerful enterprise application without writing a line of code. Apps can be created by simply dragging and dropping components into the Lightning App Builder. The Lightning Process Builder automates business processes and the Schema Builder modifies the data object relationships in the database. Lightning Connect helps connect to external data sources and import the data to use them seamlessly in your application with no need to migrate or sync the data.
With Salesforce Mobile, anything you create, customize or modify in Force.com is instantly implemented on your users’ Android or iOS devices. Developers can also build custom mobile apps with their favorite frameworks using the Mobile SDK while leveraging on a wide range of libraries for user identity, access management, offline storage, data synchronization and more. As a developer, you will also be able to immediately incorporate social features like user profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds in your application. If looking for the best match for your business, you can also make use of the AppExchange, which is a proven ecosystem of apps with lots of enterprise apps, millions of installs and thousands of reviews from customers. AppExchange can help you if you are looking for applications to accelerate internal implementations or looking to grow your business by selling apps or components to other customers.
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The process of building and distributing commercial applications on Force.com is different than the process of building and distributing commercial applications using traditional software development technologies. Using Force.com, your application runs in the cloud, you can move them between online environments by treating them as metadata, and you can package them for simple click-only installation and license management. You are probably wondering what it takes to begin using this awesome PAAS to begin building your applications. Good news is that there is a free development edition. This is a full-featured copy of the Salesforce Platform and it can be used to develop, extend and integrate new apps and to explore the platform.
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