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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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How DevOps helps organizations deliver quickly

Version control helps us track issues and revert changes. Differentiating between branches becomes easy with GitLab. If something goes wrong, finding a bug or issue is easy as we have all the changes tracked in Git repositories. Also, with Jenkins being able to retrieve metadata from the sandbox and store it in Git, it is very useful while taking backups. We don't need to do the same task again. We can configure a Jenkins job to take a backup of metadata components in Git and send a notification email to the respective admins.


The Jenkins continuous integration server helps us to deploy changes from a developer's machine to the sandbox or from one sandbox to another sandbox. We can configure Jenkins jobs to deploy changes as soon as they are pushed to Git using Jenkins Webhooks. Deployment of metadata from a developer sandbox to UAT sandboxes can be automated and your Salesforce credentials are safely stored in Jenkins Credentials in secret...