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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
Packt Upsell

Setting up the Migration Tool

For setting up the Migration Tool, you need to install some prerequisites as mentioned in the following section. We can set up the migration tool on Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems. The following are the steps for setting up the Migration Tool on a Linux machine.


The prerequisites for setup are as follows:

  • Java 1.7.x or later
  • Ant tool

Let's install them on our system.



Java version 1.7.x or later is recommended for better security. Check whether Java is already installed on your system using the command line as shown:

  1. Open the Terminal.
  2. Type java -version and press Enter.

You will see the following output:

java version "1.7.0_21" 
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_21-b11) 
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.21-b01, mixed mode) 

If Java is not installed on the system, use the following instructions to install Java: