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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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Configuring the Ant Migration Tool with Jenkins

To communicate with Salesforce, we need to install the Ant Migration Tool on the Jenkins server. We have already covered the installation steps for the Ant Migration Tool in Chapter 4, Introduction to the Migration Tool. Install the Ant Migration Tool on the Jenkins server and configure the path in Jenkins. Once you install the Ant plugin in Jenkins, you will get the option to Invoke Ant in the Add build step dropdown menu for your Jenkins Job, which will run build.xml and perform the tasks mentioned in the script:

When the developer triggers the Jenkins Job, we will select Invoke Ant to retrieve the Salesforce metadata. Once the build is successful, we will have the metadata in the directory and trigger the Jenkins job to push the metadata from Jenkins to the GitLab repository. Verify the metadata in the GitLab repository.

Now we will set the global credentials in Jenkins.

Go to Manage Jenkins and select Global Tool Configuration. On...