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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 learned about tracking application changes, Bugzilla, enhancing productivity, and measuring ROI.

We started this book with very basic or no knowledge of DevOps practices or tools used in DevOps. We learned some basics about Salesforce by creating a sample application in Salesforce and discussed the different sandbox environments. Using Eclipse with Salesforce, we can integrate Git with a sandbox to achieve a source control version system. We learned about different deployment methods used in Salesforce, and we automated Salesforce deployments using the Jenkins continuous integration server.

We learned about setting up our own GitLab server and pushing code changes from a Salesforce sandbox to a GitLab repository. Implementing continuous integration in a Salesforce environment with the Jenkins server helps us to speed up deployment to UAT or another sandbox.

We learned how to automate testing for a Salesforce application with Selenium. We discussed Selenium record...