The Silver Lining

Lessons & Learnings from a salesforce certified technical architect.

Announcing the Salesforce Handbook

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Recently, Jeff Douglas and I saw the potential for a beginner’s book – aimed at business owners, analysts and developers, that comprehensively documents Salesforce and There is a tonne of documentation out there and we thought “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handbook that lightly summarised the most important areas of the platforms as well as offering some best practise advice”. We mulled it over for a time, and today we’d like to announce that we’re currently writing:

The Salesforce Handbook

A newcomer’s guide to building applications on and the Platform.

Hand-in-hand with the book we’ll be publishing content from the book on a WordPress site. Here you can expect to find excerpts from the book, but also content that supplements the book e.g. areas that’ll serve as best-practice hubs with links to official documentation, blog posts that rock the party, and even superb discussion forum threads.

We’d love to get your feedback on the book as it progresses, but for now you can checkout the announcement and let us know what you think of the idea.


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  1. Nice one Wes, look forward to the published version. Does that go for the e-version also?? 😉

    Stephen B

    May 11, 2010 at 3:41 am

    • Yeah we’ll have both digital and.. analog(?).


      May 11, 2010 at 10:29 am

  2. Good to know that, Apart from SFDC documents, the first book(Analog) I read about platform from Jason O. from Appirio, this book is amazing and covers things in good details with nice examples. Are you trying to do something similar to Jason’s book or how different your book is going to be ?
    I raised this question, because its second book in row from Appirio team first Jason then Jeff.

    Abhinav Gupta

    May 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    • Jason’s book is ‘Developer Guide’ in that it tells you when and how to build applications. Ours fills a slightly different gap, it’s for beginners who want to quickly figure out what this Salesforce/ thing is all about, and also to help them hit the ground running if they choose to go with it.

      Thanks for the comment!


      May 13, 2010 at 8:42 pm

  3. When is the estimated time or release for this book? I would definitely be interested in something like this.

    Steve Hughes

    August 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

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