CI services from CircleCI expand to Salesforce developers
|Brittany Hainzinger in Programming Wednesday, August 12, 2020|
CircleCI’s new Salesforce Apex orb allows developers of Apex applications to build, test, and deploy their applications with proper CI/CD practices.
CircleCI unveiled new and updated Salesforce integrations that make it easier for developers to build, test, and deploy Salesforce apps.
These new and updated CircleCI orbs will modernize the workflow for Salesforce developers to utilize high performing development patterns such as CI/CD. Reports have shown that just by implementing CI, teams are 80 percent faster and 50 percent more efficient compared to those that don’t.
CircleCI’s new Salesforce Apex orb allows developers of Apex applications to build, test, and deploy their applications with proper CI/CD practices. Previously, developers would have to spend hours learning various commands and syntax required to configure, build, and deploy correctly. Now, using CircleCI's Salesforce Apex orb, they can achieve the same functionality faster and with ease.
“The Salesforce Platform empowers developers to innovate fast, scale with confidence, and empower everyone at their organizations,” said Wade Wegner, SVP of Product Management at Salesforce. “The latest integrations with CircleCI will further provide our developer community with CI/CD tools to establish and automate their development processes.”
Other functions of the new Salesforce Apex orb include the ability to:
Automatically deploy changes to a production application.
Run unit tests against application and display results in the Salesforce Platform UI.
Build VCS applications on commit and deploy the changes to a Scratch organization.
CircleCI also updated its Salesforce CLI orb that debuted last December, making the integration more focused on the Salesforce CLI experience and ensuring easy access to common commands.
“Salesforce is leading the next generation of cloud computing, largely driven by their unique relationship with the people who deploy, support, and develop on their platforms,” says Tom Trahan, VP of Business Development at CircleCI. “We look forward to continue serving the Salesforce developer community with the CI/CD solutions they need.”
CircleCI orbs bundle CircleCI configuration into reusable packages that enable users to perform thousands of out-of-the-box use cases without the need for complex configuration. Since launch, orbs have been widely adopted by CircleCI users. More than 22,000 organizations integrate a selection of over 1,600 CircleCI orbs into their repositories and pipelines each day.