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Gearset and Salesforce DX

SFDX is changing the way developers build on the Salesforce platform. Do you have all the tools you need to adopt modern DevOps for your whole team?

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What is Salesforce DX?

Salesforce DX is a series of tools, features and APIs to make it easier for Salesforce teams to adopt modern DevOps. It encourages developers to adopt best practices already common on other platforms and software development stacks, like using version control, and automating more parts of the release process. SFDX comprises several features to help, including:

The Salesforce CLI

An iteration on the Force.com migration tool, with improvements to pushing and pulling metadata to and from orgs

Scratch orgs

Short-lived orgs that are easy to create and tear down, designed as an alternative to dev sandboxes

A new IDE

A series of plugins for VSCode, following the effective deprecation of the Eclipse-based Force.com IDE

Second-generation packaging

A new packaging model to better facilitate encapsulation and composition of functionality

To learn more about the features that make DX so powerful, download our new whitepaper, Adopting Salesforce DX.

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Gearset and Salesforce DX

Although the APIs and CLIs that comprise SFDX are designed for experienced developers, Gearset builds on top of them to allow admins and developers of all technical backgrounds to take advantage of all of its features. With Gearset you can benefit from every SFDX feature, all within an easy-to-use UI, including:

DX metadata format support

Create new SFDX-format version control repositories, and convert traditional-format repos to SFDX format

Scratch org management

Configure and create scratch orgs with an easy-to-use UI, or by uploading an existing definition file

Metadata deployments

Deploy metadata to and from orgs, git repos, and scratch orgs with a single, seamless workflow

Data deployments

Deploy data to and from orgs and scratch orgs in just a few clicks with intelligent relationship handling

Combine these features with Gearset's continuous integration, org monitoring and test monitoring to create a DevOps process that works for your whole team, all without needing to use the CLI.

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To find out more about what SFDX means for the future of development on Salesforce, check out our free whitepaper, Adopting Salesforce DX.

If you’ve already heard enough, start your 30-day free trial of Gearset to take advantage of the power of Salesforce DX today - there's nothing to install in your orgs and we won't ask for payment information.

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