Source controlling Salesforce Metadata with GitLab
Kevin Boyle on March 28th 2016
Source controlling any software project has many advantages, particularly around audit and traceability, and Salesforce is no different. Using a version control system such as git for your Apex, VisualForce, or metadata helps developers and admins collaborate and understand what everyone is working on.
Connecting GitLab to Gearset
GitLab provides private cloud-based git repositories for free. Each repository comes as part of a project with issue tracking, pull requests, and all the bells and whistles if you need them. GitLab is supported in Gearset as a first-class citizen using the same secure OAuth flow that we use to link to your Salesforce orgs.
To connect to your GitLab repo, simply click on the
Manage Orgs link in the nav bar:
Click the 'Connect to GitLab' link and follow the instructions to authorize your account. Once completed your GitLab connection will appear in the 'Linked services' list.
Now that GitLab has been linked to Gearset, it’s easy to start a comparison between metadata that you have source controlled in your git repository and any developer, sandbox or even production Salesforce org.
To start comparing your orgs directly from GitLab, get started with your free 30-day trial now, and start simplifying your Salesforce release management today.