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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 differences between DevOps for Salesforce and other tech stacks

Applying DevOps in Salesforce is different from other environments; let's look at this step by step.

First, we will talk about the development process. Salesforce development is easy to start with because you don't need any installations and extra setup on your development machines. All you need is an internet connection and a browser supported by Salesforce platforms, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, and so on. As we demonstrated in the previous chapter, a sample application in Salesforce is easy to develop with some clicks as Salesforce provides some existing applications and tabs for you to reuse. We can create some custom tabs in our application according to our requirements. When it comes to other tech stacks such as Java, to get started with development we need to install Java on our machines and set up some environment variables.

In tech stacks such as Java, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby, the most common...