What tools are available for Salesforce development?

Salesforce provides a number of tools to administer and develop code. Please refer to Salesforce link Force.com Tools and Toolkits link to get a list of tools used my Salesforce administrators and developers.

Must-Have Tools

  • Schema Builderprovides visual representation of objects, fields and the the relationship between standard, custom and system objects. We can create/delete  custom objects, add/edit fields and field properties from Schema Builder.
    • From Setup, enter “Schema Builder” in the Quick Find box, you will find Schema Builder under Build. Click on on it to open Schema Builder.
    • Please refer to Trailhead module on Schema Builder to lean more.
  • Wokbench – is the tool for administrators and developers to interact with Salesforce.com organizations via the Force.com APIs. This tool allows to describe, query, manipulate, and migrate both data and metadata in Salesforce.com organizations directly in their web browser.
    • Please refer screenshots from Workbench link.

Development Tools

Version Control Tools

Code Migration Tools

You can always migrate code between Salesforce orgs using Change Set and Force.com IDE.

 
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