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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 a Jenkins job to deploy metadata on a sandbox

We have Eclipse with the IDE and Git installed in it. The developer sandbox is in sync with Eclipse. Developers work with Eclipse and the IDE. Sandbox will be in sync with the Eclipse workspace. After changes are done, the developer will push changes to the Git branch and mention the deployment component in package.xml. This Git push will trigger a Jenkins job that will execute the Ant deploy script and deploy changes from the developer sandbox to test the sandbox:

The tools used are:

  • Git: To track Salesforce changes in Git
  • Migration Tool: For Salesforce deployments
  • Jenkins: To automate deployments to a pre-UAT environment with Jenkins and Ant scripts

The configuration steps are as follows:

  1. Create a Jenkins job to deploy code to the sandbox. Log in to the Jenkins server and click on New Item to create a Jenkins job:
  1. Configure Source Code Management. Copy the project URL from your Git project and paste it the...