At Dreamforce in late 2016, we were asked a lot of questions about what we thought of Salesforce DX, following its public announcement. It feels like a lifetime ago, but way back then, we put together a post documenting our thoughts on SFDX - what it was, who it was for, and what it means for the future of ALM on the platform. We also talked about what it means for third-parties like Gearset building DevOps tools for Salesforce.
Two years on, and SFDX has evolved a lot in that time. Some features fell by the wayside, but other new features have been introduced, as is the way with evolving platforms under active development. One thing that hasn’t changed though, is that SFDX represents a new toolkit for ALM and DevOps on Salesforce. It empowers teams to piece together their own processes from the various tools it comprises, and it allows companies like Gearset to build on top of the primitives it exposes.
But there’s a whole lot more to learn about SFDX and how it’s changed over the past two years, and now feels like a great time to share our updated thoughts on the platform and where it’s heading. So, we’ve put together a free whitepaper on Salesforce DX. It covers the motivation for Salesforce DX, who it’s for, what it consists of, and where it’s heading, updated for 2018 and beyond. If you’re interested in DevOps for Salesforce, and you’re new to SFDX, or you’re already getting to grips with it, then this whitepaper is for you.
Its content is based on our years of experience building best-of-breed DevOps tools for Salesforce, and working with various customers who are using Gearset in conjunction with SFDX, so we hope that the content is both insightful and informative. That said, we’re always keen to hear your feedback, so if you have any thoughts you’d like to share then don’t hesitate to get in touch via email, twitter, or the in-app chat. As always, thanks for reading!