Benefits of using salesforce DX
Jul15

Benefits of using salesforce DX

A big talking point – Salesforce DX (Salesforce’s new developer experience). Wondering what it is? What are the important things you need to know? Your mind would be full of questions. But, don’t worry! Keep reading the blog and get the answers of all your queries w.r.t Salesforce DX. In this blog series, we will discuss the following concepts: Introduction to Salesforce DX What DX provides to its users? Advantages and disadvantages of Salesforce DX mprovements in Salesforce development brought by Salesforce DX Importance of Heroku Flow in Salesforce DX Let’s begin! Introduction to Salesforce DX Since the introduction of Salesforce DX is the most exciting thing released for Salesforce developers. It is a modified way of how developers develop and deliver apps on the platform. It can be defined as a new way and accompanying a set of tools, bringing to Salesforce Developers a better and latest development flow. It is a product for the App cloud environment to enhance productivity levels with better control and improved collaboration. As deployment has always been a difficult part of Salesforce development, Salesforce DX brings you the best and efficient tooling from planning to release phase. It enables organizations to grab digital business opportunities and developers to deliver top-quality applications rapidly. To briefly summarize my thoughts on what exactly Salesforce DX is, it is important to remember that it is fundamentally a mindset and a philosophy. A new and advanced philosophy, SFDX includes a series of customized tools and features that enable source-driven development and a new level of custom app development. What Salesforce DX provides to its users? Salesforce developers are really amazing as they think and act practically. Generally, they aren’t just interested in complicated solutions. So, let me tell you what exciting SFDX brings out for you! Version Control System: Since Salesforce DX stepped in the market, one phrase has been spread widely- “Version control is the source of truth”. You might not understand what I meant to say. It means developers need to maintain the entire history of code changes to work and collaborate effectively. It encourages developers to back up their code changes, keep version history, and manage changes over time. Use of Scratch orgs: DX introduces the thesis of scratch orgs. It enables you to use a new type of org known as scratch org that is required for setup. Scratch orgs are temporary Salesforce orgs, built from source, used for development and testing, and destroyed when done. You can use them as a temporary environment to make changes, whenever needed by the developers. It is good because instead of using sandbox with different functionalities...

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