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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)
Title Page
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Chapter 2. Applying DevOps to Salesforce Applications

In the previous chapter, we learned some basics about the Salesforce development process, what a sandbox is, the different types of sandbox, and how to choose a sandbox according to our needs. We developed our own recruiting application using Salesforce, followed by learning the traditional ways used for Salesforce deployment. We also had a look at the issues we face during traditional deployments of Salesforce applications. We learned Salesforce development setup with Eclipse. We discussed applying DevOps to Salesforce applications.

In this chapter, we will discuss why there is a need for DevOps in Salesforce applications. We will also discuss the problems we face while working on big projects that involve large numbers of developers, testers, and so on. We will try to get a clear idea about how applying DevOps for Salesforce is different from other tech stacks such as simple Java application stacks. We will differentiate between the...