Ellis Toms on July 31st 2018
In the age of Salesforce DX, the way we build on the Salesforce platform is changing. Part of that change includes the welcoming of scratch orgs into our development process. Scratch orgs are one of the most exciting features to come out of SFDX; they’re clean, ephemeral environments that you can spin up to build packages and test deployments ahead of time, without the worry of maintaining the environment.
Dedicated to bringing the benefits of DX to admins as well as developers, back in November we added the ability to create a scratch org in Gearset with just one click. Then more recently we released an update that allows you to choose the expiry period of your scratch orgs too, all with the ease of clicks-not-code.
But there's always room for improvement. Creating scratch orgs and setting their expiry period is a great starting point, but there are lots more configuration options when creating a scratch org. To make this feature useful to DevOps teams, we need to support the full breadth of configuration options from Gearset's UI, without having to touch the command line.
Gearset’s latest beta does just that, letting you create scratch orgs from any existing definition files and configure general settings, without having to resort to using the CLI. This means you can create highly tailored scratch orgs in a matter of clicks and integrate them seamlessly with Gearset’s existing comparison and deployment features.Read the rest of this post