Learning Salesforce Development with Apex - 2nd Edition

Paul Battisson

SKU: 9789355510358


ISBN: 9789355510273
eISBN: 9789355510358
Authors: Paul Battisson
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: Aug 2022
Pages: 302
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Learn to harness the power of the Apex language to build Salesforce applications


Acquiring knowledge of Apex has proved to be a valuable skill for developers eager to add business logic, as well as to execute flow and transaction control statements on Salesforce server.

In this updated and expanded second edition, Author Paul Battisson places a significant emphasis on the scalability, security, and deployment capabilities of Salesforce applications. The nine-time Salesforce MVP took another shot at teaching Apex programming and getting people to start developing Salesforce applications with complete confidence.

Some of the most notable features of this newer edition are:

  • Setting up the Salesforce development environment and improving code storage and execution techniques.
  • Writing secure Apex code and different ways to enforce security while scaling applications.
  • Multiple ways to put your Apex code into production.
  • Acquire working knowledge of declaring variables in Apex.
  • Recognize Apex's collection-based functionality.
  • Use Apex's different control statements to manage the flow of a program.
  • Get familiar with Apex's built-in testing tools.
  • Acquire proficiency in interacting with third-party applications and data.
  • A quick rundown on successfully operating and managing CI/CD and DevOps.
  • Expert-run approaches and best practices to write robust codes and avoid major mistakes.

The book contains updates on several sections of this book, including but not limited to programming principles, the use of REST APIs, code testing, and simple examples to assist you in developing dynamic solutions and creating a platform to build.


Both new and experienced Salesforce administrators can benefit from this book. Those who have no previous programming knowledge can also benefit from this book. The reader is anticipated to have a basic understanding of Salesforce as a platform.

  1. An Introduction to the Salesforce Platform
  2. What is Apex?
  3. Variables in Apex
  4. Collections
  5. Control Statements and Operators
  6. Apex Triggers
  7. SOQL
  8. SOSL
  9. Apex Classes
  10. Apex Class Inheritance
  11. Enforcing Security in Apex
  12. Testing Apex
  13. Callouts in Apex
  14. Deploying Your Apex Code
  15. Apex Best Practices
  16. Conclusion

Paul Battisson is a 7x Salesforce MVP, holds numerous Salesforce certifications, is a Salesforce Certified Instructor and co-leader of the Leeds Salesforce Developer Group. He runs the CloudBites.TV website and YouTube channel, which has over 108k views of free training content for Salesforce admins, developers and architects. He is the COO of Cloud Galacticos, a UK based Salesforce consulting partner.

Linkedin Profile: Paul Battisson

Blog Links: www.paulbattisson.com


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