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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 3. Deployment in Salesforce

In the previous chapter, we discussed the need for DevOps in Salesforce application deployment, and different scenarios where DevOps can make it easy for a large number of developers to work on the same project. We saw that DevOps can give us streamlined delivery, helping us track application issues with open source tools. We also took a look at how Salesforce is different from other technical stacks. We went through the process of setting up DevOps for the Java development stack using Git and Jenkins.

In this chapter, we are going to discuss how to deploy Salesforce code from one sandbox to another sandbox, or from a sandbox to production, in a transitional way. There are various ways to deploy code, such as using Change Sets or a migration tool.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following topics:

  • What is deployment with reference to DevOps?
  • Deployment from sandbox to sandbox and sandbox organization
  • Deployment using Change Sets
  • Deployment using a migration...