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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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The need for a DevOps process in Salesforce development

As discussed in the previous chapter, we can apply DevOps practices in Salesforce projects to achieve faster delivery of applications. The question arises, Why do we need DevOps?

Let's discuss some normal development practices in Salesforce projects. In Salesforce, everything is on the cloud, you just need a browser and internet connection to start developing your application. But as the development team grows, the complexities of building different features and deploying them in a production environment also become difficult. Although we can use different types of sandbox according to our need, managing the deployment process is still a time-consuming task.

Given that multiple developers are working on different features in different sandbox environments, we need to cherry-pick some features from those environments and deploy them to  a user acceptance testing (UAT) environment. This process is error-prone as it involves human interaction...