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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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What is Jenkins?

Jenkins is a continuous integration server written in Java. Jenkins is an open source automation server. You can install it on your machine easily. Jenkins can be installed on Windows, macOS, and Linux machines. Jenkins is easily configurable and has many plugins to support continuous integration and deployment. If you have experience of using containers, you can use Docker to install Jenkins using Docker images from the registry.

CI using Jenkins

Continuous integration entails developers pushing their code to a shared repository and testing it using regular builds so that they can detect problems in the code gradually.


There are several tools that can be used to achieve continuous integration.

Using continuous integration, you can easily back-track where things have gone wrong in the code. If you don't follow continuous integration, it will be more difficult and expensive to detect errors in the code at the production stage.

The following is a list of CI tools:

  • Jenkins
  • TeamCity...