Salesforce DX: Understanding the basics in 2022

Salesforce DX: Understanding the basics in 2022

Salesforce apart from being the no.1 CRM is also an immensely popular development platform. Its ‘click, not code’ approach to development has made app-building on Salesforce easier and accessible to anyone with inadequate coding experience.

But for developers looking to expand upon the capabilities of the platform to innovate and deliver high-performance agile development, Salesforce DX is the one-stop solution.

So, if you are a developer and you are looking for a meaningful development experience on a trusted, intelligent platform, this blog is just for you!
In this blog, we will uncover the basics of the Salesforce DX platform for you to get started. Stay hooked to the blog!

What is Salesforce DX?

Salesforce DX is a developmental tool in the App Cloud that allows developers to build and manage Salesforce apps throughout the platform using the best tools and practices they love.

In short, Salesforce DX makes development on the Salesforce platform easy, open, integrated, and collaborative, empowering teams to build, test, and ship faster and together.

Salesforce DX allows developers to have Version control, which is a crucial part of the agile development cycle. Through this version control, developers can have better control over auditing, disaster control, and collaboration, along with the ability to release new features quickly with minimal risks.


Toolsets of Salesforce DX

Combining the features of Heroku and along with some new features, Salesforce DX provides a set of powerful tools to help the DevOps team to build and deliver together. These tools are-

Source Driven Development

The source-driven development allows developers to shift the source of truth to an org with the help of the Version Control System. They can also enable the use of popular collaboration technologies like Git and third-party test-and-build automation tools to build apps together.

Salesforce CLI

The Salesforce CLI (Command Line Interface) speeds up your development process by reducing the development time across the entire Salesforce platform. As the interface is built around open APIs, developers can easily integrate their existing workflow using Salesforce CLI.

Scratch orgs

It is a disposable and source-driven environment that is primarily used for automated testing and application development. Because it is fully configurable, developers can emulate different Salesforce editions by choosing specific features required for a particular project.

Open and Standard Developer Experience

Building applications with open and standard tools such as VS Code, Eclipse, Selenium, Git, and plenty more get easier using open APIs and tools that support the open-source standard.

New Managed Packaging

The new managed packaging enables developers to organize metadata and distribute apps. With this, automating, distributing, and managing the end-to-end lifecycle of apps with a source-driven approach becomes possible.

Wrap up

Well, this pretty much covers the basics of Salesforce DX. If you desire to know more about Salesforce DX, stay tuned to our upcoming blogs.
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