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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 5. Version Control

In the previous chapter, we looked at the migration tool. We went through a step-by-step procedure for setting up or the Ant migration tool on a Windows and Linux machine, studied the files that are required to retrieve metadata from a sandbox, and how to provide credentials to access a sandbox. We looked at the procedure to deploy metadata on sandboxes and discussed how helps developers and DevOps in everyday life.

In this chapter, we will study the source code versioning system and its types. We will mainly focus on Git distributed version control, and operations performed on the Git repository, such as commit, push, merge, and so on. We will also go through the step-by-step procedure for setting up our own GitLab server, adding a repository, adding users, and creating a branch. We will discuss Git branching strategies and protecting branches. Finally, we will learn how to use Git with a Salesforce project and how to save Salesforce...