Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code

I am extremely excited to announce that the book I’ve been working on for the last 8+ months has been published! “Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code” is currently available via:

PDF, ePub, and mobi formats are available now from Apress. Kindle and other popular digital formats will be available soon from the other outlets.

Here’s what you’ll find on the back cover:

Are you facing a challenging Salesforce.com problem—say, relating to automation, configuration, formulation, or reporting—that you can’t quite crack? Or maybe you are hoping to infuse some creativity into your solution design strategy to solve problems faster or make solutions more efficient? Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code shows you how to unlock the power of the Force.com platform to solve real business problems—and all without writing a line of code. Adhering to Salesforce.com’s “clicks, not code” mantra, Salesforce.com expert Philip Weinmeister (@PhilWeinmeister) walks you through different business problems and identifies effective, creative—and proven—approaches to solutions using the platform’s declarative framework.

If you are a Salesforce.com administrator, analyst, consultant, or developer, you can attest to the insatiable appetite of users for new functionality. Your clients expect solutions—and now. By adopting Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code as your guide, you will learn how to deliver business solutions within Salesforce.com by combining analysis, creativity, and logic with some of its core elements, including validation rules, workflow rules, and formula fields. In addition, Weinmeister dissects and explains the most useful functions and features for developers, and shows you how to use them. Among other things, you will learn how to:

  • Build objects, fields, and relationships to establish a sensible data model
  • Automate business processes by using workflow rules and flows (Visual Workflow)
  • Utilize functions and develop formulas effectively for a variety of business needs
  • Develop intricate approval processes to handle exception scenarios
  • Employ publisher actions to drive additional functionality from the Chatter feed
  • Manage your data using Data Loader

Best of all, Weinmeister uses real-life business scenarios and visuals to keep you engaged and learning something new with every page you read. Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code will help you absorb the principles behind dozens of creative and thoughtful ways to solve your business problems. Applying the lessons learned from this how-to guide will ultimately save you time and ensure that your clients or internal customers are satisfied and productive.

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter if you want to discuss the book or any other topic. Thank you!

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