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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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Chapter 8. Tracking Application Changes and the ROI of Applying DevOps to Salesforce

In this chapter, we will discuss how we can track application changes using open source technologies, such as the Git source control versioning system. We will learn the basics of Bugzilla and how to track issues when they are reported by a tester or user until the fix for the issue/feature is deployed to production.

We will also see how to add some post-build steps in Jenkins to report the build status to Git. This will allow developers to get information about the build status related to every commit. We will discuss how DevOps helps any Salesforce organization to deliver applications faster and what the ROI is from applying DevOps to Salesforce.