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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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In this section, we will have a look at troubleshooting scenarios:

  • Connection issues: The most common issue we face during retrieval or deploying metadata is a connection issue. We use asynchronous types of requests during retrieval or deployment of metadata so we do not get a response immediately. The call for deploy operation is asynchronous sometimes Ant Migration Tool time outs during deployment. So if the Ant Migration Tool fails due to timeout and the deployment has any errors, we will not be able to see the error logs. In that case, we need to configure the pollWaitMillis and maxPoll parameters.
  • Invalid credentials or user locked out: If you are getting this error, then there is an issue with your file. You need to verify the username, password, security token, and server URL are correct. Also, if you have several failed login attempts, then there is chance that your user is locked out. So, the number of failed attempts that are allowed depends on your...