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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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Chapter 6. Continuous Integration

In the previous chapter, we learned about the importance of version control systems in projects and how we can achieve version control in our Salesforce project. We looked at instructions for how to set up our own GitLab server and push metadata from the Salesforce organization to the Git repository. After following the steps to install Git on a developer machine and sync it with the Salesforce sandbox, developers will be able to make and save their changes in the Git repository.

In this chapter, we will learn about how we can use Git integration with Jenkins to automate backups and the deployment of Salesforce metadata. We will discuss Jenkins and look at how continuous integration is achieved in Salesforce using Jenkins and the Ant Migration Tool. We will look at how to configure the Ant Migration Tool with Jenkins and and how to configure a Jenkins job to retrieve metadata from the sandbox. We will cover step-by-step instructions for deploying changes...