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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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Deployment using the Ant Migration Tool

The Ant Migration Tool provides a way to deploy metadata from the local directory to a Salesforce sandbox. We can use the Ant command-line utility to automate deployment tasks in Salesforce.

The Ant Migration Tool helps us to retrieve and deploy metadata to and from a sandbox.

This tool can also be used to take backups of your sandbox metadata. To configure access to the sandbox, we need to provide sandbox credentials in the file. The build.xml file contains commands for retrieving or deploying metadata. Package.xml contains the components to be retrieved or deployed. 


The Ant Migration Tool is explained in detail via an example in Chapter 4Introduction to the Migration Tool

We will discuss some scenarios where the Ant Migration Tool deployment type can be used:

  • Deployment can involve many setup changes, but using the web interface to make those changes is a difficult and time-consuming job. The Ant Migration Tool can be...