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Top 10 Reads for Salesforce Developers

If you take a look at our #SalesfoceQA you’ll notice a common theme in advice from veteran’s operating in the ecosystem – to keep learning and expanding your knowledge of the platform.

Whilst online resources, such as the Trailblazer Community and social media, are a great way to remain in-the-know, there are also some great books out there for Salesforce Developers of all levels, to gain insight, knowledge, and tips and tricks on various Salesforce-related topics.

There’s nothing like a good read, so we have pulled together a list of 10 insightful books to help developers on the path to success:
 

1. Practical Salesforce Development Without Code

Adhering to Salesforce’s ‘clicks not code’ mantra, this hands-on guide will help you to build powerful solutions on the Salesforce platform without using a single line of code. This expanded edition includes Process Builder, Lightning App Builder, Lightning Bolt Solutions, and more. It will help you to unlock the power of the platform, enabling you to solve real business issues.


2. Advanced Apex Programming for Salesforce.com and Force.com

Intended for developers who are already familiar with the Apex language, and experienced Java developers who are moving to Apex. This guide focuses entirely on the Apex language and design You’ll learn how to think in Apex and find methods for implementing code that will improve the reliability and deployment of Apex software.


3. Introduction to Salesforce Development

This book introduces you to Salesforce's platform for building and running business applications in the cloud - the Lightning platform. You won't need to learn any programming languages to follow along, you simply need to follow a step-by-step guide and click your way through a web interface.


4. Salesforce1 Mobile App Developer Guide

This book facilitates app development and allows developers to build and create new apps. The Salesforce1 Platform combines Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget Fuel into one API of mobile, social and cloud services.


5. Learning Salesforce Einstein

As one of the most exciting and anticipated developments of Salesforce, Einstein provides users of all Salesforce applications with a powerful platform to help them gain deep insights into data. This book will introduce you to Einstein and help you integrate it into your respective business applications based on the Salesforce platform. 


6. 55 Ways to Have Fun With Google | by Philipp Lenssen

As a developer, hardly a day passes without using Google. But did you know that there are a number of games, stories, and many more elements that you can play around with. This book offers some great tips on how to make Googling fun.


7. Salesforce.com Lightning Process Builder and Visual Workflow

This book will enable you to build workflow diagrams on the Salesforce.com platform and also perform complex logic. Salesforce.com Lightning Process Builder and Visual Workflow software tools will help you to learn how to build apps without the use of code.


8.
1000 Most Important Salesforce (SFDC) Interview Questions and Answers

This book was written by someone with knowledge of multiple Salesforce technologies. If you want to be confident that you are going to smash your next interview – this is the book you need!


9. Force.com Developer Certification Handbook 

A guide which will help you to create and manage objects, user interfaces, and automated business processes using workflow techniques. Make sure to keep it handy when preparing for your Salesforce Development exam!


10. Salesforce Handbook by Wes Nolte and Jeff Douglas

A step-by-step guide to building Salesforce apps – this handbook that is more suitable for the newbies of the Salesforce Developer world and is definitely one to keep on your desk!

 

For more advice on keeping on keeping ahead of the curve and standing out as a Salesforce Developer, read our #SalesforceQA interview with Kane Holbrook – Advice and Insights from a Salesforce Developer.