Salesforce

Salesforce.com (stylized as salesƒorce) is an American cloud computing company headquartered in San FranciscoCalifornia. Salesforce CRM is the primary enterprise offering within the Salesforce1 Platform, which provides companies with an interface for case management and task management, and a system for automatically routing and escalating important events. Other platforms within Salesforce.com include Force.com and AppExchange. -- Wikipedia

  • Force.com is a platform as a service (PaaS) that allows developers to create multitenant add-on applications that integrate into the main Salesforce.com application.
  • Launched in 2005, the Salesforce AppExchange is an online application marketplace for third-party applications that run on the Force.com platform.

Technologies employed by Salesforce include Apex, Visualforce, and Lightening.

  • Apex is a proprietary programming language provided by the Force.com platform to developers similar to Java or C#
  • Visualforce is the view control technology on the Force.com platform. 
  • Lightning is a mobile-first component-based HTML style framework, with default CSS styling built in. 
    • Lightening components can be used in local customizations, packages, or made available to other customers on the AppExchange.