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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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In this chapter, we have learned how to automate backups for Salesforce metadata and push code to the Git repository using Jenkins. Tracking changes in Salesforce is possible with GitLab and Jenkins jobs. We have explained how to configure the Ant Migration Tool with Jenkins and what the flow is for this retrieved code from the sandbox to the Jenkins server so as to push it to the Git branch using the script for backup.

We have learned how to set up our own Jenkins server and configure it to retrieve metadata from our Salesforce sandbox. Also we have configured a Jenkins job for deploying metadata from one sandbox to another sandbox. Regarding the deployment job, we discussed the tools that can be used and explained the flow for deployment to UAT or testing with a diagram.

In the next chapter, we will learn about continuous testing and code coverage in Salesforce. We will discuss the steps to perform tests on Salesforce using Selenium and Qualitia. We will learn about automating the...