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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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Example – the typical DevOps process for a Java development stack

The prerequisites are as follows:

  • Java version 1.6 or above
  • Apache Maven 3.5.2
  • Jenkins server


Note: Use latest version of software available. In future, the previous versions may not be compatible.

If you haven't already installed Java, you can download it from the official website

Use the following commands for this sample CI/CD application. I will be using an Ubuntu 16.04 instance for setup. So let's start by installing Java.

Log in to your Ubuntu server machine as a normal user. We need a user with sudo access for installing packages on the machine. I will be using the Ubuntu username for this example:

# sudo apt-get update 
# sudo apt-get install default-jdk

The previous commands will install Java version 8 on the machine. Verify this with the following command:


Note: The same setup should work if the Java version is incremented to a stable version.

$java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_151...