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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

So you want to learn Salesforce...again

Taking up Salesforce is daunting, no doubt about it. But the developer marketing folks at Salesforce have a plethora of resources to check out. Here’s a guide to some of the essential and free resources that will help you get started:
  • Sign up for a Developer Force account - The best way to start is to have your own developer environment to build and experiment with.   Then leverage a great online community that promotes learning, growth and contribution for the Force.com platform.
  • Trailhead - Salesforce's Training website. (NEW WEBSITE)
  • SFDC99 - Code training site from Salesforce MVP at Google.com (NEW WEBSITE)
  • Release Training - Website with videos on the latest functionality available in Salesforce
  • Check out some examples via workbooks :
    • Force.com - point-and click configuration for setting up and administration of the    environment
    • Visualforce - Page markup like HTML
    • APEX - Programming language
  • Videos - For the visual learner, Salesforce has hundreds upon thousands of videos up on Youtube.