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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 chapter, we learned about the Migration Tool and how to set up the tool in your environment. We have seen the step-by-step process to retrieve metadata from a sandbox using Ant scripts, and we learned about configuring our sandbox credentials in to provide access to a sandbox environment, listing components to retrieve in the package.xml project manifest, and retrieving the contents into the directory mentioned in the build.xml file.

After successfully retrieving metadata from a sandbox to a local machine, we moved to the next step, which is deploying changes to a sandbox. We have seen sample deployment of metadata using the Ant Migration Tool to a developer sandbox or test sandbox. Sometimes, we might need to delete components or files from a sandbox. We have seen how we can delete components from a Salesforce organization using destructiveChanges.xml.

In the next chapter, we will see what source control versioning is. We will also learn the advantages...