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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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What is deployment with reference to DevOps?

Successful deployment of code changes to a production environment involves many tasks, such as unit testing, integration testing, configuration changes, avoiding downtime, taking a backup of the existing environment to avoid data loss in the event of failed deployment, provisioning to revert changes quickly, and so on. In DevOps, with the help of many deployment, configuration management, backup, and restore tools, it is easy to perform fast, zero-downtime deployments.

In DevOps, continuous deployment is the process of deploying every change from a development environment to a production environment, where every change goes through the pipeline of continuous integration, with testing happening automatically. This process allows us to deliver new features and bug fixes to a production environment more quickly.

As every change goes through the DevOps pipeline, everything is tracked. For example, say we wanted to deploy Java application code from a...