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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 4. Introduction to the Migration Tool

In the previous chapter, we saw how Salesforce deployment is done in traditional ways. We learned about change set deployment, inbound and outbound changes in Salesforce, how to use Eclipse to deploy code to a sandbox, and Ant scripts as well. Also, we compared deployment methods in Salesforce with their advantages and disadvantages and learned how to choose the appropriate method of deployment according to our use case.

In this chapter, we will study the Migration Tool in detail. We will discover how to install and set up the Migration Tool. Also, we will see how to use the migration tool to retrieve metadata components from a Salesforce sandbox and deploy them in another sandbox. Also, we will explain some important operations such as deploy code and undeploy code. We will discuss about configuration files involved in sandbox operations.

We are going to explain the complete process for retrieving metadata from a...