First of all before taking any considerations on whether to implement develops in Salesforce is a good idea or not. First we need to understand what devops is and why it is such a booming technology in every language projects now a days.
DevOps Model Defined
DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market.
How DevOps Works
Under a DevOps model, development and operations teams are no longer “siloed.” Sometimes, these two teams are merged into a single team where the engineers work across the entire application lifecycle, from development and test to deployment to operations, and develop a range of skills not limited to a single function.
These teams use practices to automate processes that historically have been manual and slow. They use a technology stack and tooling which help them operate and evolve applications quickly and reliably. These tools also help engineers independently accomplish tasks (for example, deploying code or provisioning infrastructure) that normally would have required help from other teams, and this further increases a team’s velocity.
Why DevOps Matters
Software and the Internet have transformed the world and its industries, from shopping to entertainment to banking. Software no longer merely supports a business; rather it becomes an integral component of every part of a business. Companies interact with their customers through software delivered as online services or applications and on all sorts of devices. They also use software to increase operational efficiencies by transforming every part of the value chain, such as logistics, communications, and operations. In a similar way that physical goods companies transformed how they design, build, and deliver products using industrial automation throughout the 20th century, companies in today’s world must transform how they build and deliver software.
This is how DevOps for Salesforce Application Development looks like:
Effective Collaboration and Communication
DevOps for Salesforce development transforms the way teams in the organization work by facilitating a cultural shift.It breaks down the silos among the development and operation teams, users, and business stakeholders. This enhances the business’ ability to deliver applications rapidly and gain a competitive edge.
Automating the Deployment Pipeline
Automating Salesforce deployments helps in promoting the metadata code and configuration changes seamlessly to multiple Salesforce environments within a few clicks. Solutions that automate deployments improve the productivity of development and operation teams and help them improve application quality and stability.
DevOps for Salesforce development allows the development teams to release a limited set of features and enhancements to the end-user frequently. This is critical to collecting customer feedback and using it to enhance the application further.
The success of DevOps for Salesforce development strongly relies on moving the significant parts of the Salesforce application development like testing towards the beginning known as ‘Shift left’. It is the practice in which the development teams start testing the software build earlier in the development cycle instead of at the end
There are many different devops tools available in market, which a Team lead should analyze and decide upon.