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)
- Eclipse for Salesforce development
- Business and technical challenges
- The need for DevOps