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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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In this chapter, we discussed why there is a need for DevOps in Salesforce projects, and what challenges we might face while handling large Salesforce project developments and deployments. Also, we looked at why DevOps for Salesforce is not like any other tech stacks and what the differences between them are from the point of view of development, setting up environments, and deploying changes to the production environment in Salesforce and other stacks.

We went through the typical DevOps process for a Java development stack, where we created a sample Java application and used Git version-control and track changes done while developing the application. We worked on how to add a Jenkins webhook URL in a GitHub project. We set up a sample Jenkins job where we added a Maven build step to create a JAR whenever anyone pushes code to the Git master branch using a Jenkins webhook. After completing the continuous integration step for our sample Java application, we added a step in the Jenkins...