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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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What is continuous testing?

Continuous testing is the process of executing test cases after new changes are deployed to the environment. In continuous testing, we evaluate deployments at every stage so that any bugs introduced in the existing code are reported earlier in the software development cycle. Software changes are continuously moved from the development to the test environment, and the testing team needs to test all the existing functionalities, along with new functionalities. Manual testing takes a longer time to complete, and feedback from the testing team is required to make further decisions about application delivery. Continuous testing helps us to get immediate feedback and makes the testing cycle easier. Having continuous testing in place reduces the business risk involved in releasing software with bugs:


Continuous testing is dein the preceding diagram. Whenever any new feature is developed by the development team, developers push code in a source code versioning system...