Join Sara Morgan for an in-depth discussion in this video Registering for a free developer edition, part of Developing with Visualforce.
- In this video, I'm gonna walk you through signing up for your very own Developer Edition Org. Even if you happen to work for an organization that already has an instance of Salesforce, and you have access to your own developer sandbox, I still suggest that you follow along and register for a separate Developer Edition when working with the content from this course. The Developer Org, and by the way, Org is just short for Organization, is a fully-featured copy of the Enterprise Edition environment. It is only different in the amount of storage you have, as well as the number of user licenses.
What makes it nice, is that even if you have never seen or worked with Salesforce, you will now have the opportunity to play with your very own, fully-featured copy of it, and can get some sample data to boot. To get started, you will need to use your internet browser to go to the following URL: developer.salesforce.com/signup, and complete the signup process. You will need to provide your first name, and your last name along with a valid email address.
You will also need to enter your company. And the user name may or may not be your email address. As long as it's following a valid email address format, you could put in something like firstname.lastname@example.org, and this would be just fine. You may or may not receive a re-captcha, but if you do, go ahead and enter this. And then when you're done, click the "I have read and agree to the master subscription agreement". And then finally, click "Sign Me Up".
When you are done, you will be directed to a page that tells you that you have signed up successfully. It will also suggest that you check out the tutorials that they offer, on the force.com workbook. And while that's a good idea, if you wanna get up and running as quickly as possible, I suggest you just follow along with the rest of the course. In a few moments you should receive two emails. But at this point, you only need to concern yourself with the first one. Which will be a log-in confirmation. You will need to click the link it provides to log-in and set a password and a password question.
Once you fill in the info it needs, and click save, you will be directed to your development org. But don't worry if you get a pop-up box welcoming you to the improved set up. You can go ahead and click "No thanks" since I will be showing you much more in the next video. Also, quick note that the next time you log-in to your new developer org, which will be by going to login.salesforce.com, you will be prompted to register for mobile verification. Although, you could just opt not to do this. I suggest you go ahead and register your cell phone, since it would make account recovery much easier if the need ever arises.
Now that you are registered, we will go over navigating the set-up.
- What is Visualforce?
- Registering for an account
- Building a Visualforce page
- Building a tabbed page
- Configuring permissions
- Using standard list controllers and custom controllers
- Exploring unit testing