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DevOps for Salesforce

By : Priyanka Dive, Nagraj Gornalli
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DevOps for Salesforce

By: Priyanka Dive, Nagraj Gornalli

Overview of this book

Salesforce is one of the top CRM tools used these days, and with its immense functionalities and features, it eases the functioning of an enterprise in various areas of sales, marketing, and finance, among others. Deploying Salesforce applications is a tricky event, and it can get quite taxing for admins and consultants. This book addresses all the problems that you might encounter while trying to deploy your applications and shows you how to resort to DevOps to take these challenges head on. Beginning with an overview of the development and delivery process of a Salesforce app, DevOps for Salesforce covers various types of sandboxing and helps you understand when to choose which type. You will then see how different it is to deploy with Salesforce as compared to deploying with another app. You will learn how to leverage a migration tool and automate deployment using the latest and most popular tools in the ecosystem. This book explores topics such as version control and DevOps techniques such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and testing. Finally, the book will conclude by showing you how to track bugs in your application changes using monitoring tools and how to quantify your productivity and ROI. By the end of the book, you will have acquired skills to create, test, and effectively deploy your applications by leveraging the features of DevOps.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Chapter 1. Salesforce Development and Delivery Process

Before we jump into the DevOps process for Salesforce or how we can apply DevOps to Salesforce applications, we will first have a look at how typical or traditional Salesforce development is done in organizations.

In this chapter, we will learn about the traditional development process of Salesforce applications. There will be an overview of some Salesforce concepts such as the sandbox, including the different types of sandboxes and how they are differentiated from each other. We will see the development process of the Recruiting application, which is our sample application, and explain Salesforce concepts. We will also discuss the technical challenges we face in the development, deployment, and delivery of Salesforce applications. We will discuss the life of a Salesforce developer without DevOps and the need for DevOps.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following topics:

  • The typical Salesforce development process (without DevOps)
  • Sandboxes
  • Eclipse for Salesforce development
  • Business and technical challenges
  • The need for DevOps