Salesforce Tools and Toolkits

Development Tools

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Developer Edition Environment: This online environment lets you instantly start developing and testing your software-as-a-service application.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Scratch Orgs: The scratch org is a source-driven and disposable deployment of Salesforce code and metadata. A scratch org is fully configurable, allowing developers to emulate different Salesforce editions with different features and preferences. And you can share the scratch org configuration file with other team members, so you all have the same basic org in which to do your development.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Salesforce Extensions for VS Code: The Salesforce extensions for Visual Studio Code are a set of enhancements for custom development on the Salesforce Platform. Together, these extensions enable you and your team to use the VS Code IDE with Salesforce to deliver continuously.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Salesforce CLI: The Salesforce CLI is a powerful command line interface that simplifies development and build automation when working with your Salesforce organization.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Developer Console: The Developer Console is accessible from within your Salesforce organization, and provides a collection of tools you can use to create, edit, debug and test applications.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Ant Migration Tool: The Ant Migration Tool is a Java/Ant-based command-line utility for moving metadata between a local directory and a Salesforce organization.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Salesforce Lightning Inspector: This powerful Chrome extension lets you inspect and optimize Lightning Components by giving you access to a wealth of data about your running applications and components.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Force.com IDE: This powerful Chrome extension lets you inspect and optimize Lightning Components by giving you access to a wealth of data about your running applications and components.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Workbench: This powerful, web-based suite of tools designed for administrators and developers to interact with Salesforce organizations via the Salesforce APIs. Workbench includes robust support for the Force.com Partner, Bulk, Rest, Streaming, Metadata, and Apex APIs that allows users to describe, query, manipulate, and migrate both data and metadata in Salesforce.com organizations directly in their web browser with a simple and intuitive user interface.

Data Tools

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Salesforce Reports for Excel (Pilot) : This Excel add-in lets you import Salesforce reports into Microsoft Excel 2010 or 2007.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Salesforce Toolkit for Google Data APIs: This toolkit exposes the Google Data APIs directly within Force.com Apex, making it easier to access them natively from your Force.com apps. The toolkit is open source, and we've got many tutorials to help you start coding.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Data Loader: The Data Loader helps you to perform bulk operations data in your Force.com environment: insert, update, upsert and delete data, as well as export data from Force.com objects. You can use .csv files or relational databases as the source or target for this data movement.

Icon toolkit sm.gif
Excel Connector : This Excel plugin lets you access and update your data directly from Microsoft Excel, allowing easy reporting, mass updated and cleansing of any Force.com data, including custom objects. (Source provided.)