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Ebooks & Whitepapers

Backups for Salesforce

Salesforce orgs aren't exempt from the loss or corruption of data and metadata. To protect your critical data, you need an effective backup and restore solution for when disaster strikes.

This ebook contains everything you need to know about backing up and restoring Salesforce data, so you can safeguard your data and have confidence in your ability to recover from any data loss.

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Gearset ebook: Backups for Salesforce

Adopting Salesforce DX

Salesforce DX is the future of building on the Salesforce platform. But how and when should teams adopt DX?

In this whitepaper, we look at the motivation behind DX, the ways it's revolutionizing DevOps for Salesforce, and how teams of all shapes and sizes can benefit from its adoption.

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Gearset whitepaper: Adopting Salesforce DX

Static code analysis for Apex

Static code analysis helps you craft better software on Salesforce.

Written with Salesforce Architect and community member Eric Kintzer, this best-practice guide explores what static code analysis is, how it helps you write better code, and how you can integrate it into your development lifecycle using a DevOps tool like Gearset.

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Gearset whitepaper: Static code analysis for Apex

Version control for Salesforce

Version control is a powerful tool for ensuring effective release management, yet its adoption in the Salesforce ecosystem is surprisingly low.

This whitepaper examines how version control works, the benefits of version control over in-org development, and introduces a best-practice guide for implementing version control in your business.

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Gearset whitepaper: Version control for Salesforce

Simplifying Salesforce release management

Gearset has developed a best-practice release management framework to help businesses gain the most from their Salesforce investment.

From individual developers to complex, multi-team projects, this framework provides insight into managing risk, maximising cost efficiency and improving deployment success rates.

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Gearset whitepaper: Simplifying Salesforce release management

Why you should switch to Gearset

Gearset vs Ant

Tired of manually building package files and sifting through cryptic deployment errors? Gearset does the hard work for you and lets you focus on the release, not the management:

  • Gearset's browser-based UI lets you pick the exact components you want to deploy and builds your package file with a click.
  • Directly connect your orgs to git with full native support for leading version control providers.
  • Successfully deploy tricky metadata types with Gearset's problem analysis, which fixes problems that ordinarily cause Ant to fail.

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Gearset vs change sets

Tired of dealing with the manual, time-consuming steps of change sets? Read our top 10 reasons why you should use Gearset instead, including:

  • Easy comparisons between orgs with a line-by-line diff view that lets you quickly see the configuration differences between them.
  • Easy deployment of profiles and permissions, with granular control over what you deploy.
  • Org change monitoring and snapshots mean you can say goodbye to spreadsheets and accidental overwrites.

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Gearset vs Salesforce data loader

Looking for a faster and smarter way of migrating datasets between orgs? Read our top 10 reasons for choosing Gearset, including:

  • Time-saving custom filters to easily configure your perfect dataset.
  • Smart deployments of hierarchies of data and records across multiple objects.
  • Intelligent cross-referencing of records in your source and target orgs to check whether to update records.

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Choosing the best deployment tool for you

Finding the right release management solution will speed up project delivery, boost team productivity and deliver a clear ROI. So how do you make such an important decision?

  • Be wary of competitor comparison documents - they’re often highly selective in the features they showcase and can be misleading.
  • Prioritise solving the key challenges in your release management over ‘nice-to-have’ features.
  • Test each tool against your requirements to confirm they meet your needs before making a final decision.

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