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Force.com Reviews and Cloudswave Rating

  • 77

    Cloudswave Score for Force.com

    Rating based on 22 Critic Reviews

    3 Favorable reviews
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    0 Mixed reviews
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    0 unfavorable reviews
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  • force.com - advanced cloud computing as a service.

    What do you like best?

    Force.com by Salesforce.com is a platform that offers advanced cloud computing as a service.

    It supports multitenant applications and caters to various clients with only one instance of the application running.

    PaaS offering allows you not to worry about server maintenance or architecture and Native “Visualforce” elements allow quick and easy information output.

    Security, both because of code review and because of high degree of control on the platform

    Actively under development (Big things underway with VMForce).

    What do you dislike?

    Apex is a proprietary language. Other than the force.com Eclipse plugin, there's little to no tooling available such as refactoring, code analysis, etc.

    APEX is not a fully featured language

    -Lots of things you might wish were there aren’t.

    -You will have to port them yourself or make outbound webservice calls.

    Developer tools continue to be somewhat lacking (even though the Force.com IDE runs in Eclipse you can’t use many of the Java focused extensions and build time is slow).

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    There may be some pain, but you should be okay developing small to mid-size apps on the Force.com platform, and you will do even better if you learn some Tips and Tricks and/or minimize coding in APEX

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    Salesforce.com is a software by no coincidence has won most innovative company in the world 2 years in a row and has been growing astronomically year over year. Salesforce as a company is constantly innovating, pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the box.

    Making an application on Force.com platform is easy and fast. Various tools provided by the platform make things really easy for the developers. Force.com provides many features like multi-layered security and social and mobile optimization.

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    Awesome Force Provide By Force.com

    What do you like best?

    Developers can leverage functionality so they can get their own applications. This reduces development time, infrastructure headaches, and enables efficient uses of startup capital.

    For startups targeting enterprise customers, the best-in-class security and certifications enable customers to be comfortable with sharing their sensitive data. And because most IT departments are familiar with the Salesforce platform from their own evaluation for internal usage, IT due diligence is not a major hindrance during the sales cycle.

    What do you dislike?

    If we developing on Force.com, developers may find themselves locked into using Salesforce.com technology since Salesforce.com CRM products do not have cloud portability.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    Force.com is built with a broad range of development tools–so many that developers of various skills and skill levels will be able to easily develop a Force.com application with their preferred tools.

    Force.com uses its own proprietary development language, called Apex. Though some developers might balk at the idea of learning a new language, Apex is very similar to Java and C# and includes traditional C-style syntax. Apex also works similarly to other database languages like T-SQL and PL/SQL.

    If you don’t have the time or resources to write code, designers are available to create an application entirely on the Force.com website.

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    Powerful at its core

    What do you like best?

    I like the apex language and its flexibility and power which it provides. It comes along with great features and it also allows creation of custom VF Pages which can be integrated with salesforce. I also like the way the apex code renders into html and also the ability to integrate with other web frameworks is also very good. The ability to create objects and fields on the go is a great feature which has no match.

    What do you dislike?

    - The apex governor limits is a headache

    - The debugging tool that comes along with force platform is not upto the mark and does not contribute much.

    - Developer console does not save the code at times

    Recommendations to others considering the product

    Salesforce is the product to go for if your organization is a large one and needs a place to keep track of your business contacts and opportunities at one place and also if you want customization then there is no other like Salesforce in this field as of now.

    What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?

    Busines problems like integrating with other sites and creating portals are very easy using salesforce. Also the creation of objects on the go and storing data allows us to mix customization into the standard ones. Salesforce also gives APIs to work with to manage the contacts, leads and the opportunities which allows us to work on the lower core level and interact with it to modify it according to needs. Report generation is a breeze on salesforce which allows forecasting and analytical snapshot which helps understand the business in a better way.

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