The following cheat sheets, covering Apex code, Visualforce, Chatter, the Force.com SOAP API, formulas and GitHub, are concise reference guides to each of these technologies - summarizing the most important aspects of each technology in a compact, searchable and printable form. The resources listed below provide access to the most recent version of the online cheat sheet, as well as to the most important reference material. Print the cheat sheets, or view them online.


Learn Force.com Using Trailhead

Follow self-paced, interactive tutorials while earning badges. Learn fundamentals such as mapping your data model, managing data, & customizing the UI. Plus, go mobile with Salesforce1!

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Salesforce 1 Developer Cheat Sheet

Customize the Salesforce1 Mobile App, add custom logic, extend the user interface with your own Visualforce pages, and more.

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Salesforce 1 Admin Cheat Sheet

Quickly set up, configure, use and build mobile apps using the Salesforce1 Mobile App and these quick-reference cheat sheets.

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App Logic: Formulas Cheat Sheet

A formula is an expression that derives its value from other fields, expressions, or values. Formulas can be used in a number of contexts, such as custom fields for auto-calculating values, as criteria for data validation and workflow, as well as the expression language in Visualforce.

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App Logic: Apex Code Cheat Sheet

Force.com Apex code is a strongly-typed programming language that executes on the Force.com platform. Apex is used to add business logic to applications, write database triggers, and program controllers used with Visualforce. It has a tight integration with the database and query language, web service and email handling support. It also includes features such as asynchronous execution and support for testing.

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UI: Visualforce Cheat Sheet

Visualforce is the Force.com component-based user interface framework. It uses the MVC pattern, is extensible (you can create your own components), and supports the standard platform user interface, as well as a completely custom look and feel.

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Integration: REST API Cheat Sheet

REST API provides you with a powerful Web services API that you can use to create, retrieve, update, or delete records in Force.com from any external system that supports REST-based Web services. Its advantages include ease of integration and development, and it is an excellent choice of technology for use with mobile applications and Web 2.0 projects.

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Integration: SOAP API Cheat Sheet

Use the Force.com SOAP API to create, retrieve, update, or delete records in Force.com from any external system that supports SOAP-based Web services, such as Java, .NET, or PHP client applications. With more than 20 different calls, the API also allows you to maintain passwords, perform searches, retrieve metadata information about objects and more. The REST API is not described here.

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Integration: Chatter REST API Cheat Sheet

The two Chatter cheat sheets describe the data model that supports the Salesforce Chatter collaboration platform, and the Chatter REST API that can be used for efficiently integrating to Chatter functionality.

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Integration: Chatter SOAP API Cheat Sheet

Integrate your applications using the SOAP API extensions for Chatter. Chatter provides profiles, status updates, posts, comments, feeds and groups - and each of these items can be found in the data model, exposed on Force.com and Database.com.

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Analytics API Cheat Sheet

The Analytics REST API provides simple and easy-to-use APIs to interact with Salesforce reports. You can run reports, filter for specific data, and query report metadata.

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Security Developer Cheat Sheet

The Force.com platform has numerous built in security features and protections, which can be utilized by our org administrators and developers.

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Security Admin Cheat Sheet

The Force.com platform has numerous built in security features and protections, which can be utilized by our org administrators and developers.

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Query & Search Optimization Fields Cheat Sheet

Learn how to create selective filter conditions, minimize query response times, and optimize your database's performance.

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Record Locking Cheat Sheet

Salesforce uses locks to ensure referential integrity of its data. Understanding which operations can cause the most common locking issues can help diagnose locking contention problems.

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Git Cheat Sheet

This free & open source, distributed version control system is designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Collaborate around your code, fork, send pull requests and manage all your public and private git repositories.

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Other Developer Resources

In addition to workbooks, be sure to check out the following material: