What is Force.com, When is Force.com used, Why is it used?
Force.com is a platform for creating and deploying next-generation cloud apps.Force.com is fast as it requires minimal coding,
Because there are no servers or software to buy or manage, you can focus solely on building apps that include built-in social and mobile functionality, business processes, reporting, and search. Your apps run on a secure, proven service that scales, tunes, and backs up data automatically.
What is Force.com (DEFINITION)
Force.com is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) product designed to simplify the development and deployment of cloud-based applications and websites. Developers can create apps and websites through the cloud IDE (integrated development environment) and deploy them quickly to Force.com’s multi-tenant servers.
Force.com is owned by Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor Salesforce.com, who calls the product a social and mobile app development platform. Salesforce.com also owns Heroku, another cloud development platform.
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When to use Force.com?
There is no doubt that Force.com, Salesforce.com’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS), is the leading cloud computing platform today.
If you are an independent software vendor (ISV) or an entrepreneur looking to build commercial products in a public cloud, it’s probably on your radar already. Force.com gives you the potential to save on development time and get a product to market faster–even more important, the potential to build a business with fewer resources.
Does that mean you can create a profitable cloud business by building your product on Force.com? The answer is–not necessarily.
Force.com is used because of these most important four Points:
- Proven — More than 100,000+ companies trust Force.com, including many industry leaders. They’ve built 220,000+ apps that run in accredited, world-class data centers with backup, failover, disaster-recovery, and an uptime record exceeding 99.9%. You can see real-time system performance data at trust.salesforce.com.
- Agile — Force.com requires minimal coding. Assemble your apps in building-block fashion using our visual tools and library of components. Streamline development with sandbox environments, and integrate your apps using open APIs.
- Social — Work more effectively with your colleagues using your own secure social network. Force.com includes pre-built components for feeds, profiles, conversations, updates, and file sharing. All components are available through REST APIs that can be easily integrated into any custom app.
- Mobile — Run your business from your phone using the Salesforce mobile app. Build native mobile apps powered by a secure cloud database, with rock-solid APIs. Or build mobile-optimized browser apps, using our UI framework and HTML5 to support any device with one code base. Or mix native and HTML in a hybrid cocktail that gives you the best of both worlds. Force.com has what you need to securely deliver apps on mobile devices.
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