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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 to measure ROI?

Applying DevOps methodologies to Salesforce using open source tools, such as GitLab, Jenkins, Selenium, and so on, helps organizations set up their automation process at minimal cost and with minimal efforts (in doing a one-time setup and configuration).

ROI cannot be measured as a number, but the ROI from applying DevOps can be measured as of the time we save in the deployment of Salesforce and the rework we do whenever developers accidentally overwrite each others' changes. Identifying issues faster with automation testing in the early stages of software development makes it easy to fix issues. Fixing defects in production costs us more time than fixing bugs early in a test or pre-production environment. Having a bug in production will have a business impact on our application.



The reduced time in the maintenance window when we are deploying changes to production and the reduced number of issues in production help us to measure the ROI from applying DevOps to our Salesforce...