5 Points Every Java Developer Must Know Switching to Salesforce.

In this article we are going to discuss about 5 points every Java Developer must know switching to salesforce.

Switching from Java development to Salesforce development can be a significant transition. Salesforce is a cloud-based platform that specializes in customer relationship management (CRM) and offers a unique development environment. Here are five essential points every Java developer should know before making the switch:

1. Tremendous Demand In Market

According to a recent study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), there has been a huge increase in jobs that require Salesforce skills, and the Salesforce ecosystem is predicted to have 3.3 million new jobs and over $850 billion in revenues worldwide by 2022.

The best part is most of the recruiters recruiting for the profile of Salesforce Developer ask for Java as a skill as they understand the importance that this language still holds plus.

2. Similar Syntax

Apex Language which is again an object-oriented programming language is almost similar when it comes to the implementation of a function call, Collections usage etc. Salesforce Apex coding makes use of an in-built database unlike Oracle SQL or Microsoft MySQL used in Java. So if anyone knows Java, it’s easier for him to understand Apex.
For differences, you can read here

For UI designing in Salesforce, Lightning Web Component is widely used and matches the syntax of Angular commonly used by Java projects for the front end.  

In Angular, we have three separate files for Markup, CSS and Logic. Lightning also we have three separate files (markup) and CSS and a controller file that contains logic written in JavaScript. Both of these frameworks are used to create Single page applications. We create one main page and other components are embedded in it dynamically so that every time a new page is not loaded from the backend. This type of application also supports reusability between components as you can write a common component and it can be used in different places.

Java Sample Code
Apex Sample Code
Angular Sample Code
Lightning Web Component Sample Code

3. Incredible Learning Platform

Trailhead is the best thing provided by the salesforce community for you all. The platform breaks down barriers to learning and creates an equal and accessible pathway into the Salesforce ecosystem for anyone with an internet connection. From admins to developers, marketers to architects, consultants, analysts, sales and services roles, and everything in between. You can choose based on your interest.

4. Point And Click Tool

Salesforce is a platform, It’s not a language. Keeping this in mind you can understand this point very well. As Salesforce is switching its gears towards Low Code and No-code and that is why you are recommended to utilise first of all its Out of Box functionality(in built) and if it is not fulfilling your requirement then only look ahead for customization.

5. Releases

A Salesforce Release is how Salesforce delivers new features and functionality to our customers. They occur three times per year (Spring, Summer, and Winter timed with the northern hemisphere seasons), and new features are often based on input from the Trailblazer Community via a prioritization process.
From these releases, as a developer you will think in the direction of how a system can be optimized, limitations can be mitigated, and enhancement in the process which will arouse your curiosity to be a salesforce lover.


Remember that switching from Java to Salesforce development will require time and effort to adapt to the unique features and limitations of the platform. It’s also essential to stay updated with the latest developments and best practices within the Salesforce community to excel in your new role.

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Adil Ansari

Md.Adil is a Senior Salesforce developer, a Computer Science graduate working on the Salesforce platform and providing customer solutions using force.com as a Salesforce consultant/developer. He is the founder of SalesforceBitsandBytes blogging site. He shares unique real time posts on different Salesforce implementations, the source code available on this SalesforceBitsandBytes blog is fully tested in the development environment.

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