Salesforce DX now comes with a wide range of tools to build and delivery continuously with a never before developer experience for smoother and time-saving development platform. Let’s further a few top aspects of Salesforce DX, which makes it the next-gen developers’ favorite.
Building together with DX
This brand-new developer experience will further contribute to a complete shift in the way you build applications. For individual developers to large-scale corporate development teams, DX offers a highly integrated multi-layer lifecycle to enable agile, high-performance development approach. The best of all these, Salesforce is built to be an open and flexible platform so that developers can build together also using other important tools they love to work with.
Source-driven development is another advantage of Salesforce DX, with which the developer can benefit from the modern collaboration of technologies like Git. This applies to everything across the development process including the code, org configuration, as well as the metadata. To enable this, Salesforce lets the developers export more metadata and define the data import files to specify the edition, configuration, features, and options of development, deployment, and production environments.
Rapid development and testing
As specified by Flosum.com, the brand-new environment introduced by Salesforce DX, the Scratch orgs is a very mighty. It enables source-driven as well as the disposable deployment of the Salesforce developer code. This can be further used to run the development and testing along with continuous integration. Developers can quickly and easily spin up a new scratch org for testing the code and once after validating the changes; they can use the continuous integration tools to test the code and promote it.
Open developer experience
Salesforce DX offers a wonderful developer experience by enabling the tools of one’s choice to meet any developmental needs of a team. Salesforce DX is built around a very mighty open API and command line interface, with which the developers have their flexibility to build with their own preferred tools. Developers can choose to code in a simple text editor or even choose the most modern integrated development environment; Salesforce cover everything.
Salesforce DX now set forth a brand-new method of organizing metadata and effectively distribute it among your apps. With the help of ‘Managed Packages’, enterprise users and customers can easily adapt to a highly source-drive as well as a CLI-centric developmental approach to manage and automate the lifecycle and deliver the apps in a much more efficient way. Managed packages of Salesforce DX take advantage of the tools which include the Scratch Orgs, VS Code, and Salesforce CLI to enhance the developer experience.
Activating and accessing these tools available at Salesforce DX is very easy. You have to simply enable the Dev Hub at the production org by activating the “Dev Hub” at the setup menu and click on it to enable. If you are new to it, it is possible to request for a 30-day free trial also with Dev Hub enabled. Further, once you are ready to start, you can work on comfortably transitioning it to your production or the business org.