Learn how to build cloud apps using with books, workbook tutorials, and Cheat Sheets. Each is designed to get developers quickly up to speed with, Salesforce1, Heroku, ExactTarget and other platform technologies. Exercise your inner student today with these awesome tutorials.

Books.jpg Fundamentals: Custom Application Development in the Cloud

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by Fundamentals provides an introduction to custom application development in the cloud. This book provides a thorough introduction to the declarative aspects of the platform.


  • Concepts fondamentaux de la plate-forme (French) [HTML | PDF]
  • – Grundlagen (German) [HTML | PDF]
  • Princípios da plataforma (Portuguese) [PDF]
  • Fundamentos de la plataforma (Spanish) [PDF]

Salesforce1 Mobile App Developer Guide

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Salesforce Developers Press

Learn to build apps on the Salesforce1 Platform, which brings together, Heroku, and ExactTarget Fuel into one incredibly powerful family of social, mobile, and cloud services-all built API first. This approach to unlocking mobile app development for organizations is built for today's needs: mobile and social solutions delivered in days or weeks. Designed for scale with open APIs for extensibility and integration, and powerful developer tools, there's no limit to what developers and ISVs can build on the platform.

Visualforce in Practice

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by Michael Floyd, Don Robins, Dan Appleman, et al. (Salesforce Developers Press)

Visualforce in Practice is an intermediate-level book that shows how to build real-world UI’s while walking you through actual apps that have been deployed and are in production. Written by Salesforce developers, practitioners and MVPs, this book gives you a chance to learn from developers in the trenches that are earnestly building enterprise applications and deploying them to the cloud.

  • Download the book [PDF]

Advanced Apex Programming for Salesforce and

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by Dan Appleman, Desaware Publishing

Whether you are an experienced developer coming to Apex from another language, or an intermediate level Apex developer, this book will take you to the next level in programming on the Salesforce and platform. You won't find tutorials for beginners or reference material within. Instead, this book gives you an in-depth exploration of advanced design patterns and techniques, written by someone who has not only been involved in multiple consulting projects, but also in releasing a major commercial package on the AppExchange.

This is a must-have resource for all Apex developers.

Mobile SDK Development Guide

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by Richard Whitley, et al. (Salesforce Developers Press)

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Salesforce Platform Mobile Services is the next-generation platform that powers Salesforce mobile applications, enabling enterprises to build their own Android, iPhone, and iPad applications. These services leverage the power of the Salesforce platform and its proven security, reliability, and scale for enterprise applications. Salesforce Platform Mobile Services comprises three core components.

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  • Identity

Mobile services in focus on developing and administering enterprise mobile applications. Developer Certification Handbook (DEV401)


by Packt Publishing Developer Certification Handbook (DEV401) is a practical guide which will help the reader discover fundamentals for building applications on without writing a single line of code. It will help the reader to create and manage custom objects , build the user interface for various applications and automate the business process by using workflows and approvals.

It is the only book aimed at helping professionals prepare for the DEV 401 Certification exam.

Development with the Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud

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by Jason Ouellette

This book provides practical, technical guidance you need to make the most of in your own custom enterprise applications. Leading developer Jason Ouellette helps you identify suitable uses for and provides all the insights and sample code needed to rapidly prototype, deploy, and integrate with production-quality applications.

Salesforce Handbook

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by Wes Nolte and Jeff Douglas

The Salesforce Handbook provides a newcomer’s guide to building applications on and the platform. This book is a pragmatic guide to using and buliding applications on, covering the declarative and programmatic aspects of the platform.

Developing Applications with Salesforce Chatter

by Rakesh Gupta & Sagar Pareek, Packt Publishing

"Developing Applications with Salesforce Chatter" starts by covering the basics of Salesforce Chatter, Chatter license types, and its effect on ROI. It then discusses how to configure Chatter and various sections to customize it. Further, it walks through the Chatter Data cleaning as well as the basics of REST API and oAuth.This book will cover everything you need to know about Salesforce Chatter configuration and customization.

"Developing Applications with Salesforce Chatter" allows you to improve collaboration in your organization. The book covers many features such as Chatter messenger, commenting on status, uploading and sharing files, polls and Chatter actions. This book also teaches you how to configure and customize Chatter by using Apex and Visualforce pages for high productivity.

Other Material

Besides the books, be sure to check out the following material:

  • Featured Articles - A huge selection of articles, published weekly, covering Apex, Visualforce, integration, Salesforce1, mobile development and more.
  • Workbooks - The workbooks provide step-by-step tutorials to a number of technologies. For the most part they assume no prior knowledge.
  • Cookbook - An online repository of best practices and code samples.
  • Cheat Sheets - A selection of concise reference guides to various technologies.
  • Video training from third-party developers.