This blog will cover all the information regarding Force.com and various Salesforce Environments. In case you have directly reached this page, we will recommend you to read our previous blogs. Till now, we have covered topics like Introduction to Cloud Computing, Cloud Service Models, Salesforce & CRM, and many other informational blogs. Make sure to go through them first and then begin with this page. Talking about the title, we will learn about the fundamentals of Force.com and how does it work. Moreover, you will be able to understand the significant features of the same clearly. Therefore, make sure to go through each section carefully and get the most out of it.
If you are connected with the Salesforce ecosystem, you might have heard of Force.com at some point. Force.com is a powerful PaaS (Platform as a Service) tool that helps develop and deploy cloud-based websites and applications. This product is quite effective and allows the developers to generate websites through Cloud IDE. Once the base of the application (website) is ready, you can deploy it on multi-tenant servers of Force.com
Many users believe it to be the new phase of the next-generation deployment tools that will support numerous applications. The best thing about Force.com is that you don’t require any backend server or supporting software. Thus, the development team can solely focus on building a solid and practical application. Moreover, the apps are produced in a secure and controlled environment to increase data usability. The entire database will have a reliable backup and other similar features.
Advantages of Using Force.com
We are now clear with the basic concepts of Force.com and how does it work. But it is important to note that there are some advantages of working on the same. Hence, these are some of the expected benefits of using Force.com
- Agile- There are different definitions of how to understand the meaning of Agile depending on perspectives. In layman’s terms, agile refers to using the existing parts to create a new application or software. If you want to upgrade a website, you need not start all over again. Make use of the existing website and create a new one from the fragments.
- Effective- Many users think that Force.com is not widely active in the market and might be risky to trust. But believe me, many companies are currently using Force.com to support their application. For instance, the platform on which you apply for USA Visa is working due to Force.com
- Flexible- You don’t require to carry a whole lot of systems to move or shift your Force.com server. The entire ecosystem is online, and you only need a PC or laptop to access the app. However, make sure to have a stable internet connection and other minor requirements.
- Community Based- If you have a development team remotely located across the globe, you can easily coordinate with them. Force.com enables each user to work according to their preference and decreases time-zone gaps.
What are Salesforce Environments?
Before understanding Salesforce Environment, you should be aware of the technical definition of environment. Talking about Force.com, an environment is merely an instance referred to as an ‘organization’ or ‘org.’ further, Salesforce Environments provides a separate working area to each user. Thus, every person can work on the development and deployment procedures accordingly. After proper testing and analysis, you can combine each segment to get a complete application.
Let’s get more comfortable through the following example:
You must be having a Gmail account or any other similar mailing profile. The platform has given you a separate username and passcode to access your account. On the other hand, some other person also has a different account with a username and password. This gives you both a unique mailing address where you can work independently. Moreover, you can’t access the other person’s emails without permission (vice-versa is also true).
The same situation stands valid for Force.com, where each user gets their respective username and password after signing up. Thus, they can now access their individual cloud computing environments as necessary.
Types of Salesforce Environments
As per the latest update, we have a total of 3 types of Salesforce Environments namely,
- Production Environments
- Development Environments
- Testing Environments
We hope that this introductory blog is quite clear and you have enough information to proceed further. There will be additional blogs where we will discuss more each Salesforce Environments. Make sure to stay tuned and ping us for any doubt or query.