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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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How the tool helps developers and DevOps

The Migration Tool provides developers with a way to easily perform operations on their sandbox, such as retrieving, deploying, and deleting metadata. Using the Migration Tool, developers can deploy code to different sandboxes and switch between workspaces on Eclipse. The Migration Tool is easy to set up on developers' machines, and it provides a secure way to communicate with your Salesforce organization.

We can face issues if something goes wrong with deployments; having automated daily backup is very important in such scenarios. The Migration Tool provides a command-line way to retrieve the code and configuration from a Salesforce sandbox, so DevOps or admins can automate the task of taking a backup for your Salesforce organization code and configuration. Also, we can make use of open source continuous integration tools such as Jenkins to automate the process to take a backup of a Salesforce organization and...