Programmatic Development Using Apex & Visualforce

OVERVIEW
Are you a programmer who wants to understand how to customize applications programmatically
on the Force.com platform? In this course, you will learn the core of the Apex programming
language and Visualforce markup in order to customize your Force.com applications. You will
get hands-on experience building data objects (sObjects) and programmatically retrieving,
manipulating, and storing the data associated with those objects. You will write custom logic
using Apex triggers and classes, and test that logic using the built-in testing framework. You
will explore how Apex code interacts with declarative customizations on the platform, and the
nuances of working on a multi-tenant platform. You’ll then examine common techniques for
designing solutions in Apex. These activities will culminate in an exercise building a complex
trigger that takes advantage of the declarative aspects of the platform. You will get hands-on
experience writing Visualforce pages to customize your user interface and Visualforce controllers
(in Apex) to modify the controller behavior behind the interface. You’ll also explore design
techniques and the built-in testing framework around Visualforce.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
This course is designed for programmatic developers who are new to the Force.com platform,
who need to be able to write programmatic customizations to both the business logic and user
interface layers using Apex and Visualforce.

WHEN YOU COMPLETE THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
• Create and modify objects using the declarative interface
• Write business logic customizations using Apex triggers and classes. Those customizations will
use SOQL and DML.
• Design programmatic solutions that take advantage of declarative customizations
• Describe how your trigger code works within the basics of the Save Order of Execution
• Describe some of the fundamental aspects of designingprograms on a multi-tenant platform
• Write Visualforce markup and code to customize the user interface
• Use the built-in testing framework to test Apex and Visualforces

Course Outline

Module 1

Objects and Fields
• Describe the capabilities of objects on the Force.com
platform
• Create a custom object
• Create custom fields
• Create relationship fields

Module 2

Work Effectively with Custom Objects and Fields
• Create formula fields
• Create roll-up summary fields
• Describe the capabilities of record types

Module 3

Programming with Apex
• Describe key aspects of Apex that differentiate it
from other languages, such as Java and C#
• Describe why Apex transactions and governor limits
must be considered when writing Apex
• Execute simple Apex
• Use the sObject data type, the primitive data types,
and basic control statements in Apex

Module 4

Use SOQL to Query Your Org’s Data
• Write a basic query using Salesforce’s query
language, SOQL
• Process the result of a query in Apex
• Create a query dynamically at run-time

Module 5

Use SOQL to Query Parent-Child Relationships
• Describe a relationship query
• Write a query that traverses a child-to-parent
relationship
• Write a query that traverses a parent-to-child
relationship

Module 6

DML Essentials
• List the differences between the ways you can invoke
DML operations
• Write Apex to invoke DML operations and handle
DML errors

Module 7

Trigger Essentials
• Describe what a trigger is used for
• Describe the syntax of a trigger definition
• Use trigger context variables

Module 8

Classes
• Describe how Apex classes are used
• Define an Apex class
• Determine what data an Apex class can access

Module 9

The Save Order of Execution and Apex Transactions
• Describe key points in the Order of Execution
• Describe how triggers fit into and can be impacted
by the Order of Execution
• Describe the lifecycle of an Apex Transaction
• Describe the memory lifecycle for static variables

Module 10

Testing Essentials
• Describe Apex’s testing framework
• Create test data
• Write and run an Apex test

Module 11

Testing Strategies
• Describe practices for writing code that is easy to
maintain and extend
• Write triggers and classes that assume batches of
data as input
• Write code that works efficiently with the database,
both in querying and using DML

Module 12

Strategies for Designing Efficient Apex Solutions
• Determine your code coverage percentages
• Create tests using best practices

Module 13

Trigger Design Strategies
• List declarative mechanisms you can use to
implement complex business logic, for what types of
problems they are best used, and their limitations
• Describe ways in which you can use declarative
functionality to improve your programmatic
solutions

Module 14

Creating Visualforce Pages
• Create a Visualforce page
• Reference a standard controller
• Launch a Visualforce page using a custom button
• Display data from a record in a Visualforce page

Module 15

Exploring the View and Controller Layers of Visualforce
• Create a Visualforce page
• Display related data
• Invoke standard controller actions

Module 16

Working with Custom Controllers and Controller Extensions
• Create controller extensions
• Create a custom controller
• Work with properties
• Use PageReferences
• Invoke custom methods in Visualforce pages

Module 17

Working with List Controllers and SOSL Queries
• Use a standard list controller in a Visualforce page
• Create a SOSL query
• Create a custom list controller

Module 18

Visualforce Development Considerations
• Determine whether a declarative solution exists for
your requirements
• Describe common governor limit issues and security
concerns
• Describe Visualforce strategies

Module 19

Testing Visualforce Controllers
• Describe how a Visualforce controller interacts with
the view
• Write tests for controller constructors
• Write tests for action methods, getters, setters, and
properties

Training Schedule

Programmatic Development Using Apex & Visualforce
2018 - 2019
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