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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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Creating your first project in GitLab

Log in to your GitLab server and follow the steps to create your first project repository:

  1. Choose Create a Project to create a project on the GitLab server. In the project, we will store all our code, configuration, and other information related to our application.
  2. Provide a project name and description. For now, we will create a sample Hello World node application. Our project name is Sample.
  3. Next, comes the visibility level of your project; it can be public, internal, or private.
  4. Public  repositories can be cloned by anyone; any logged-in user can clone internal project repositories. To clone a private project, a user needs explicit access to clone the repository.
  5. For now we will keep it public and check Initialize repository with a READMEfor a quick start.
  6. Click on Create Project:


  1. Clone the project URL:
  1. If you have Git commands installed on your machine, run the following command to clone the repository to your local machine: 
$git clone http://35.155.183...