If you’re a developer, you’ve most likely spent countless hours, days, months or even years learning how to develop your current systems. What if you discovered a platform that constantly changes and evolves, giving you new avenues to explore and learn? What if we told you those changes would be fun? And, what if you found that the platform belongs to the most widely used customer relationship management (CRM) tool, Salesforce? Here are the top 4 reasons why we believe all developers should learn the Salesforce platform, Force.com.
The Platform Itself
Salesforce is more than a cloud CRM tool. It’s a true cloud platform that allows you to run custom software in way that scales to your business needs, big and small. Although Salesforce gives you a lot of functionality out-of-the-box, it also allows you to build custom pages and classes. It even allows you to write arbitrary code to run when events happen in the system.
Because it’s a purely cloud-based solution, there is no need to buy expensive servers and have your team spend valuable time maintaining them and patching them with security fixes. Although it’s not typically a developer’s job to maintain servers, if a server goes down or stop functioning properly, your role as a developer is directly affected. Let Salesforce take care of the boring stuff so you can focus on building cool features for your customers.
Are you already an accomplished web developer who enjoys creating websites for businesses? You don’t have to give up your well-honed skills to use Salesforce. Salesforce has a very useful REST API that you can call from your Django or Rails or ASP.NET website (or any other framework – really) and use the data anyway you like. Create a dashboard, an email template for the CEO, crunch numbers and mine the data, send leads or sales information into Salesforce. The possibilities are endless.
Ease of Use
Salesforce is easy. If you know Java or C# language, learning Apex – the proprietary Salesforce programming language – will be a piece of cake. It’s easy to get started and you can begin to use the platform right away. The user-friendly backend really allows developers to implement changes and/or customizations in less time than it would on most other platforms. Salesforce’s ease of use benefits both customers and developers.
Lastly, Salesforce Developers are in high demand. Companies across the world are looking for talented developers who want to develop custom software for the Salesforce Cloud. Here is how you can get started.
If the above list of reasons why all developers should learn the Salesforce platform has piqued your interest, maybe Salesforce is the next step in your career. To learn more about being a Salesforce Developer, check out our blog, “What Does a Salesforce Developer Do?”
Know a company that could benefit from a platform like Salesforce? Give one of our experienced Salesforce Consultants a call at 614-212-1111 or fill out the form below. We would love to talk you through the process.