The Basics of Force.com
22 Mar. 2013 Cloud Development
Force.com Development, or Force.com as it is commonly referred to, is basically a platform developed by Salesforce.com to build applications for social enterprises that are cloud-based and social right from the start. Force.com Application Development uses Apex language which is a proprietary language developed by Salesforce.com. In order to get the required Force.com based applications, you need to connect with a trustworthy Cloud Alliance Partner whose implementation consultants would analyze your application and suggest the best way for your application’s development on the platform. However, if you are in doubt of why you should be going for cloud services, you can read our previous blog post ‘10 reasons your company should go on the cloud’ discussed earlier.
With Force.com Application Development, you can focus entirely on building apps that have built-in social, mobile functionality, business processes, search and reporting. Since we’re talking of cloud applications, you don’t need to worry about having your own servers. The applications are deployed through the Force.com platform. Development on the Force.com platform is totally safe, secure and tested rigorously to deliver services that scale. It also allows automatic back-up of your applications. This way you never lose your data or unsaved work because of server crash or software malfunctions.
The Cloud Alliance Consulting Partners are an alliance of partners focused on the Salesforce ecosystem. Through Salesforce.com’s portal you can connect with Force.com consulting partners and get additional consultation and technical support for your application development. By connecting with experienced Force.com Consulting partners, you can get all-round support of the application’s development starting from formulation of the business application through its transformation into a globally deployed cloud app.
There are many reasons to choose Force.com as your application development platform. But the four key reasons why several big corporate and technology companies have associated themselves with Force.com are:
Proven platform: With more than 220,000 apps already deployed successfully, applications developed on the Force.com platform are guaranteed a 99.9% proven availability of the app. Many big enterprises have trusted and deployed applications developed on Force.com using services provided by Cloud Alliance partners.
Agile: Agility means that apps can be deployed quickly with minimal coding required. This is further supported by streamlining development status and integrated sandbox environments as well as readily available APIs that you can use to integrate into other applications. This means a lot of time and money is saved.
Social compatibility: You can make your apps go social by connecting it to any social network easily and your clients, relatives or friends can get access to your apps from their smartphones, desktops, laptops and tabs. Pre-built components like feeds, profiles, conversations, updates, and sharing make things easier for you.
Mobility: Force.com development is done in such a way that it can be accessed from any mobile device. The apps are responsive, HTML5 based out-of-the-box reducing your need to build the apps which are supported on multiple mobile platforms and display form-factors. What this leads to is huge savings in development costs, leaving more for you to market and sell your app.
So, in a nut-shell, all your cloud-based application development needs are met through Force.com’s application development, which is smart, futuristic and cost effective for you and your business.
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