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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

Introduction to Git

Git is a commonly used version control system invented by Linus Torvalds. It is a distributed type of version control which enables more than one developer to work on the same project simultaneously.

It helps to maintain versions of source code so that if anything goes wrong, you can always revert back to the working version of your source code. To use Git, you will need a repository that will store your source code and make it available to all who are working on it.

Git uses the GitHub as a hosting service for Git repositories, and so first of all, you will need a GitHub account so that you will be able to create a repository to store your source code. There are two types of repository:

  • Public repository: You can host public repositories on GitHub for free. These repositories will be accessible to all, so if you are going to save your important source code on GitHub, you should not save it on a public repository.
  • Private repository: These repositories are protected; nobody...