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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

Version control in Salesforce

Salesforce has a limited audit capability to track changes in a sandbox. Making changes in the production environment is risky, and we are not able to see versions of files or track changes in a sandbox.

Reverting code in Salesforce is a very difficult task if we don't have version control in place.

Why doesn't Salesforce provide its own version control? Salesforce was basically designed for users to get their application running on the cloud without much understanding of the  code. We can build small applications in Salesforce with just clicks, so Salesforce didn't focus on having version control. In Salesforce, we can modify the Salesforce organization in place so we don't need to have code on a local machine.

Mostly people working on Salesforce think that there is lot of work involved in setting up version control for Salesforce, which is only required if we have large teams. To set up version control for Salesforce projects, developers and administrators need...