If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re like us — spending most of your time on Salesforce DevOps, trying to figure out how to improve your processes.
You might be juggling a lot of different tools to complete your Salesforce DevOps processes. But have you ever thought about where these "work tools" came from? Why is there so much complexity? Why so much confusion?
Let’s travel back in time.
When Salesforce ventured into the large, enterprise market space, there was a lack of developer tools compared to other ecosystems like Microsoft. Developers in the space wanted to automate most of the mundane processes, and strive for higher productivity. They put together what they know best - solutions from other application development platforms along with tools that they already had in-house, and ultimately began using the solutions that they were aware of.
- Git for version control and code management
- Jenkins for deployments
- Selenium for regression testing
All are great tools, but no one had Salesforce in mind while designing them.
And resulted in downfalls such as:
Partitioning the team, forcing Devs & Admins to use different solutions
Slowing the team down, rather than accelerating its productivity
Zero alignment with Salesforce’s click-not-code approach
using traditional DevOps tools were:
- Difficult to use
- Do not grasp the new paradigms
Flosum comes in
We wanted to break away from today’s tools - and build an innovative solution from the ground up.
So, we started with a clean slate and designed an all-in-one solution from scratch - so that we don’t have any constraints. We built an innovative version control solution, native pipelines, and tons of admin tools to help drive productivity.
These are the issues
The Salesforce platform is different
It is a low-code application development platform.
Most of the development was done in the developer sandbox not in IDE
Salesforce is cloud-based - other application development is file-based.
Most Salesforce admins don’t have a computer science degree
Many changes are made directly in the production org. Ugh!
We have solved all the problems that teams face
- If you can create an account in Salesforce, you can use Flosum.
- Least amount of time taken by any tool to move changes from dev sandbox to production.
- Automating processes saves both effort and time.