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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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In this chapter, we learned about version control systems. We have seen what version control we have in Salesforce and why we need a version control system such as Git. We learned how to install GitLab on on-premise servers using the most recommended method by GitLab itself—the omnibus setup. After setting up our own GitLab server, we learned how to create our first project in GitLab using a web UI. We worked with the Git repository using Git commands, such as git cloneadd, commitpush, and so on.

We discussed the branching strategy in Git and general scenarios where we need to work with different branches. We have learned about concepts such as protected branch, and default branch. We also got to know how we can create a new branch from an existing branch, and merge code from one branch to another branch. Finally, we learned  how to use Git for our Salesforce project with Eclipse.

In the next chapter, we will go to our next stage, which is Continuous Integration using a Jenkins...