Mastering Apex Programming

Mastering Apex Programming

Book Description
Get to grips with the advanced features of Apex programming for Salesforce developers using this comprehensive guide

Key Features

  • Discover how to build reliable applications with Apex by avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls
  • Learn how to use the different asynchronous programming tools in Apex
  • Profile and improve the performance of your Apex code

Book Description

As applications built on the Salesforce platform are now a key part of many organizations, developers are shifting focus to Apex, which is's proprietary programming language for developing code processes to run on Salesforce servers. As a Salesforce developer, it is important to understand the range of tools at your disposal, how and when to use them, and best practices for working with Apex. Mastering Apex Programming will help you explore the advanced features of Apex programming and guide you in delivering robust solutions that scale.
This book starts by taking you through common Apex mistakes, debugging, exception handling, and testing. You'll then discover different asynchronous Apex programming options and develop custom Apex REST web services. The Apex book also shows you how to define and utilize Batch Apex, Queueable Apex, and Scheduled Apex using common scenarios before teaching you how to define, publish and consume Platform Events and RESTful endpoints with Apex. Finally, you'll learn how to profile and improve the performance of your Apex application, including architecture trade-offs.
With code examples used to facilitate discussion throughout, by the end of the book, you'll have developed the skills needed to build robust and scalable applications in Apex.

What you will learn

  • Understand common coding mistakes in Apex and how to avoid them using best practices
  • Find out how to debug a Salesforce Apex application effectively
  • Explore different asynchronous Apex options and their common use cases
  • Discover tips to work effectively with Platform Events
  • Develop custom Apex REST services to allow inbound integrations
  • Build complex logic and processes on the Salesforce platform

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Salesforce developers who are interested in mastering Apex programming skills. You'll also find this book helpful if you're an experienced Java or C# developer looking to switch to Apex programming for developing apps on the Salesforce platform. Basic Apex programming knowledge will assist with understanding the concepts covered.


Section 1 – Triggers, Testing, and Security
Chapter 1: Common Apex Mistakes
Chapter 2: Debugging Apex
Chapter 3: Triggers and Managing Trigger Execution
Chapter 4: Exceptions and Exception Handling
Chapter 5: Testing Apex Code
Chapter 6: Secure Apex Programming

Section 2 – Asynchronous Apex and Apex REST
Chapter 7: Utilizing Future Methods
Chapter 8: Working with Batch Apex
Chapter 9: Working with Queueable Apex
Chapter 10: Scheduling Apex Jobs
Chapter 11: Using Platform Events
Chapter 12: Apex REST and Custom Web Services

Section 3 – Apex Performance
Chapter 13: Performance and the Salesforce Governor Limits
Chapter 14: Performance Profiling
Chapter 15: Improving Apex Performance
Chapter 16: Performance and Application Architectures

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