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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)
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Handling branches using the Git CLI

After the Git clone, you will, by default, get code for the default branch set on your repository. In our case, it is the master branch. Let's check which branch we have cloned using the following command:

$git branch 
* master


The asterisk in front of the branch name indicates a current branch.

Let's create a test branch:

$git branch test

This will create a new branch named test, on your local Git repository:

$git branch* master  test

Now you will see two branches in your local Git repository, the  git branch <BRANCH_NAME> command will create a branch from the current branch. So, the test branch is created from the master branch.

Switch to the newly created the test branch and push it to the remote repository:

$git checkout testSwitched to branch 'test'$git push origin testUsername for '': rootPassword for 'http://[email protected]': Total 0 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)remote: remote: To create a merge request for test, visit:remote...