Salesforce DevOps Center: Step-by-Step Tutorial
DevOps Center is a powerful tool for managing and optimizing the Salesforce change management process using modern best practices. By implementing DevOps methodologies in Salesforce, you can streamline your workflow and improve collaboration between admins and developers.
For most declarative Salesforce users, DevOps Center requires an entirely new way of thinking and working. That’s why Salesforce Ben and Prodly are teaming up to bring you a series of videos to help get you started and well on your way to becoming an expert user! This series provides an in-depth overview of DevOps Center and its capabilities, serving as a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their change management process in Salesforce.
Video 1: What Is Salesforce DevOps Center?
Ben McCarthy (Founder, Salesforce Ben), David Clark (formerly VP of Product, Prodly), and Karen Fidelak (Senior Director of Product Management, Salesforce) discuss the what and the why of Salesforce’s new offering.
As you’ll learn, DevOps Center was designed to provide a better experience around change management in Salesforce by offering a “clicks, not code” UI. It includes modern best practices like source control, and allows low-code admins to collaborate better with their pro-code developer colleagues.
You’ll also discover the benefits of using DevOps Center, as well as why it’s important to adopt a new way of thinking and working to truly make the most of it.
Video 2: How to Set Up DevOps Center
In this video, Ben explains the value of using DevOps Center. After that, David walks you through the step-by-step process of installing the DevOps Center package and setting up the app. He’ll also show you how to set up your first project so you can get started right away.
Video 3: How to Deploy Changes Using DevOps Center
In this video, Ben discusses the philosophy behind DevOps and the benefits of deploying changes using DevOps Center instead of change sets.
J Manning (Director of Solution Engineering, Prodly) then provides an in-depth tutorial on how to deploy changes in DevOps Center. He explains how to promote work items individually in the earliest stages of the pipeline, bundle them in the bundling stage, and then promote them as a bundle to your final release environment.
Stay tuned for upcoming videos in this series. We’ll list 10 Salesforce best practices, give you five reasons to use DevOps Center, and teach you how to set up environments to use in your release pipeline.
We’ll also help you assess whether you’re ready to implement DevOps Center, and we’ll show you how to set up your first project so you can make the most of this awesome new tool!