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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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Installing a Jenkins server

Let's start with the Jenkins server installation on a Windows server. Installation on the Linux server has already been covered in Chapter 2, Applying DevOps to Salesforce Applications. We will cover Jenkins server installation on a Windows machine here so that Windows users can get an idea about the setup.

The following are the hardware and software requirements for installation of the Jenkins server.

The hardware requirements are:

  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB of drive space

The software requirements are:

  • Java 8
  • A web browser: Jenkins is supported by most of popular web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and the latest version of Apple Safari

Download the latest Jenkins server package for Windows at the following website You will get the latest ZIP file on your machine of the version of the Jenkins package.

Once the download is completed, extract the ZIP file and start the installation by double...