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Mastering Application Development with Force.com by Kevin J. Poorman

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Chapter 6. Deploying Your Code

Writing code isn't quite half the battle; there's testing your code and finally, deployment, that is, moving your code from your sandbox or developer org to your production org. Over the years, Salesforce has added tools and methods to move your metadata, including code between orgs. We'll start with the oldest, most venerable tool and work through all three methods of deploying code to production. Throughout this tour of deployment options, we'll discuss the types of metadata that are not deployable via these methods. Specifically, we'll discuss the following tools for deploying your metadata:

  • The Ant migration toolkit
  • The Eclipse and MavensMate IDE deployment
  • Change sets
  • Packaging

What does it mean to deploy?

When we ...

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