Gartner Research

Assessing the Use of Agile and DevOps for Salesforce Platform Development

Published: 23 October 2017

ID: G00327437

Analyst(s): Bill Holz


Digital business demands and user expectations have raised the bar on how CRM solutions are utilized in the enterprise. Technical professionals developing solutions with Salesforce need to correctly apply agile and DevOps practices.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Salesforce?
    • Development on the Salesforce Platform
    • Development Process With Heroku or Non-Salesforce Applications
  • Agile Development on the Salesforce Platform
    • How Do Agile Technical Practices Apply?
    • How Do Agile Testing Practices Apply?
    • How Does Continuous Integration Apply?
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Release Trains
  • Salesforce Development Tools
  • Managed Packages
  • Salesforce Environments
    • Production Environment
    • Developer Sandbox
    • Developer Scratch Org
    • Test Sandbox — Partial Copy
    • Test Sandbox — Full Copy

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