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Apex Code Customizes Client-Side Programs for Enhanced Functionality & Ease of Use

By September 16, 2014October 6th, 2019No Comments

Apex Code Stored and Run on Force.com Platform

While the powerful collaboration and content management tools offered by Salesforce are widely known, there are also aspects of the solution that users might not be as familiar with, specifically the capabilities available within the Salesforce Platform. One such feature is Apex code, which enables developers to customize current solutions to work in a web environment. As industry-leading Salesforce consultants, Tokara Solutions can help your developers realize the full potential of Apex code to transform existing best practices into robust online solutions accessible in the virtual sphere.

Enhanced Customization

Through platform integration, employees can design custom applications in cloud-based, multi-tenant web environments, providing greater flexibility and on-demand mobility than traditional client-server-based solutions. Within the platform, users can opt to either customize ready-to-use applications, such as Service and Support, with unique menus, layouts, and fields, or develop entirely new applications mapped to specific business needs and objectives.

Expanded Functionality

While the platform runs on the web server, developers can still apply its design features to browser-based, client-side programs though the solution’s Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Application Programming Interface (API), which allows them to create and issue data manipulation commands such as “delete,” “update,” and “upsert” to expand the functionality of centrally-managed applications. This capability ensures companies don’t have to abandon their current business processes when migrating to the Salesforce platform.

However, because client-side programs, which are typically written in Java, JavaScript, or .NET programming language, are controlled primarily in the browser, not the Salesforce server, operation is often restricted. Difficulties include not only the price and implications of hosting server code in the robust platform environment, but also the costs of routing data from the browser to the Salesforce.com web server for transactions.

To mitigate these complications, Salesforce1.com developed Force.com Apex code, an object-oriented programming language compiled, stored and run entirely on the Salesforce1 platform that enables developers to create and execute transaction control statements on the server to work in conjunction with calls to the Force.com API. When implemented, the code provides developers greater flexibility and encourages user adoption through enhanced functionality and ease of use.

Tune in next week for more on the benefits Apex Code Development brings Salesforce users with its enhanced design capabilities and added developer flexibility. In the meantime, you can also find out more about Apex Code and how the Tokara team can help you maximize your investment in CRM technology by visiting the Apex Code Development page of our website.

If you’d like greater detail on the performance benefits Salesforce1 users are seeing from Apex code development, we’d love to speak to you. In the meantime, to learn more about how our seasoned Salesforce1 consultants can deliver this functionality to your business, please contact any member of our consulting team at [email protected]. We also encourage you to contact Tokara’s VP of Business Development, Mark Fillingim, directly at +1 972-719-0213.

Source:

Salesforce, “Force.com Apex Code Developer’s Guide”, http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/apexcode/index_Left.ht