Team Development and Release Management

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If you are building a commercial Force.com app with a team of developers, this session is for you. Join us to learn best practices for setting up your Force.com IDE, managing source code, creating automated builds, deploying to test environments, and more. Hear from a panel of seasoned ISVs who are employing key team development principles. This session is primarily for product managers, architects, and developers (isvpartners).

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Team Development and Release Management

  1. 1. Team Development & ReleaseManagement for ISVsAndrew Albert, salesforce.comJordan Baucke, BracketLabsEric Wilcox, FinancialForce
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  3. 3. Andrew AlbertDirector, ISV Technical Enablementaalbert@salesforce.com
  4. 4. Jordan BauckeDeveloper/Architect@jordanbaucke @bracketlabs@readytalkgeeks
  5. 5. Eric WilcoxSenior Developer/Architectroc.wilcox@gmail.com
  6. 6. How to setup a new developer
  7. 7. Developer Toolset 1 3 salesforce Dev & Test Environments Force.com Migration Tool 2 4 Force.com IDE Source Control
  8. 8. Setup environment & Check in 4 Deploy to Server Partner Developer Edition 3 Repository downloaded to machine 5 git add Source Code Repository Force.com IDE Force.com Migration Tool git 1 Configure & Run Ant Script 2 git clone git@github/Project
  9. 9. DemoSetting up a new environment
  10. 10. Compare & ContrastTip: API versioning
  11. 11. Continuous Builds & QA
  12. 12. FinancialForce’s Continuous Build Process 1 Checkout build Source Code Repository Deploy to ServerHudson Server Deploy to Server (with Check Only)Force.com Migration Tool 3 4 2 Run undeploy script Testing Org Packaging Org
  13. 13. Teardown – How to dynamically clean an org 1 Ant Retrieve Clean 2 Std Obj Layouts Target Org 3 Build Package 4 Deploy Layouts 5 Build Destructive Changes 6 Deploy
  14. 14. DemoUndeploy Script
  15. 15. BracketLab’s QA Process 1 Checkout build Source Code Jenkins Server Repository Force.com Migration Tool 2 Run Migration tool & deploy to all editions Partner Test Edition (EE) Professional Edition Group Edition
  16. 16. Handling different editions and features? Group Edition Professional Edition Enterprise EditionKnow which edition-specific features your app requires: Record Types, Workflow, etcKnow which org-specific features your app requires: Chatter, Multi-Currency, Sharing, Profiles, etcTIP: Test your app in the different editions!!!
  17. 17. Release Management
  18. 18. How to release an app (unmanaged -> managed) 3 2 Run Namespacing script Run Test Methods Verify components Run Code Scanners Hudson Server Packaging DE org Force.com Migration Tool 1 Get Build 4 Create Managed-Beta 6 Create Managed-Release 5 Install and Test Editions & BrowsersSource Code Repository
  19. 19. Namespace conversion script Solved with Ruby script (basically glorified find and replace) Find & Replace: /*NS*/- MyNamespace. https://github.com/ jordanbaucke/sfdc-•  Javascript references to Web Service methods namespace-prefix o  Javascript Remoting, VF Ajax Toolkit, APEX REST Endpoints•  Dynamic SOQL•  VF Pages referenced in custom buttons
  20. 20. Don’t Forget to…. 1 Update Appexchange Listing 2 Update Appexchange Test Drive 3 Update Release Notes 4 Update Installation Guide 5 Update Trialforce Source orgs
  21. 21. How do you schedule your releases?
  22. 22. How do you test your app w/ each salesforce release? Partner Portal: http://p.force.com/releases Twitter: @partnerforce
  23. 23. Takeaways 1 Setting up a new Developer demo: https://github.com/BracketLabs/AppExchange-Team-Development-on-Force.com-Platform-Demo 2 Undeploy Script to Clean out a test org: https://github.com/financialforcedev/df12-deployment-tools 3 Find/Replace Ruby script to prepend namespace: https://github.com/jordanbaucke/sfdc-namespace-prefix 4 Use the DF12 Session Chatter Group to collaborate 5 Team Development articles on developer.force.com
  24. 24. Andrew Albert Jordan Baucke Eric Wilcox salesforce.com BracketLabs FinancialForceISV Technical Enablement Developer/Architect Senior Developer/Architect

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