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Najoua AzaroualNajoua Azaroual 

New to salesforce

Hi!
well, as i mentioned in the title, i am new to salesforce, i'm trying to learn, really, the basic concepts. But, i already feel lost. I don't even know if i should use Apex or the visual app development. I should do the migration of a website written in symfony2 to salesforce, the website contains, forms, different interfaces.
So, can anyone please, give me just a general view of the platform, and how to proceed.
Thank you :) 
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Mudasir WaniMudasir Wani
Hey Najoua,

I am not sure what you actually mean by  create an app.
Salesforce has two ways of achieveing the user requirement.
1. Configuration (You can achieve that using point and click)
2. Customization which uses Apex and Visualforce.

The use of Visualforce and Apex comes into picture only when we are unable to achieve it through salesforce.com Platform.
Try to do the Force.com workbook then you will get an idea what salesforce is all about.

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Mudasir WaniMudasir Wani
Dear Najoua,

The best way to learn salesforce is to use the following.
1. Trailhead just see below you profile on left side -- https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/ForumsTrailheadProfile
2. Workbooks--- https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Force.com_workbook
3. Webnars --  https://developer.salesforce.com/content/type/Webinar
4. Youtube channel -- https://www.youtube.com/user/salesforce

And donot forget to follow the saleforce MVP's and Other salesforce guys on Twitter.


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Najoua AzaroualNajoua Azaroual
Thanks Mudasir for your answer.
I would like to know, if  we should use both Apex code and visual app development, to create an app ?
Mudasir WaniMudasir Wani
Hey Najoua,

I am not sure what you actually mean by  create an app.
Salesforce has two ways of achieveing the user requirement.
1. Configuration (You can achieve that using point and click)
2. Customization which uses Apex and Visualforce.

The use of Visualforce and Apex comes into picture only when we are unable to achieve it through salesforce.com Platform.
Try to do the Force.com workbook then you will get an idea what salesforce is all about.

Donot forget to select best answer to make our efforts visible in the developer forum.


Please mark this as solution by selecting it as best answer if this solves your problem, So that if anyone has this issue this post can help

 
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Najoua AzaroualNajoua Azaroual
thank you so much, i guess i have an idea what is about now
You mean, that there are "solutions" that already exist in the platform, and in case, we need to something else, we can use Apex and visualforce
Hargobind_SinghHargobind_Singh
I know this topic is solved, but you should check here, a great place to learn: https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead
Mudasir WaniMudasir Wani
Dear Hargobind Singh,

This is already mentioned as the first point.