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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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Working with a Git repository

We have cloned the Samplerepository on our local machine. Now we will see how to work with the Git repository:

  1. Create a Node.js Hello World application that will create an HTTP server and respond to all requests on port 8080 with the string Hello World. Here is the sample code for the Node.js application:
var http = require("http"); 
http.createServer(function (request, response) { 
   // Send the HTTP header  
   // HTTP Status 200 OK 
   // Content Type is text/plain 
   response.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'}); 
   // Send response body as "Hello World" 
   response.end('Hello World\n'); 
// Print message 
console.log('Server running at'); 
  1. Save the code in  main.js and add this file to our Git repository.
  2. Check untracked changes in our Git repository with following command:
$git status 
On branch master 
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/master'. 
Untracked files: 
  (use "git add <file...