Works with Salesforce Developer Experience (DX)

Salesforce Developer Experience (DX) will be released from Winter 18, which is a really exciting news I heard from SWTT (2017) , I’ll share you how to work with Salesforce DX in this post, so far it still can be only usded in Dev Hub Trial Org though.

Download & Install Salesforce DX CLI

First, you need to download Salesforce DX app from HERE.

Salesforce DX CLI commands

Verify your Salesforce CLI installation by running the sfdx update command and make sure you are using the latest version.

Use sfdx force –help to return a list of the command families in the the force topic:

For more detail about CLI commands you can reference the below page :
Salesforce CLI Command Reference

Run Test with Salesforce DX

1. Enable the Dev Hub in Your Org

Login your org as the System Administrator and Enable Dev Hub from Setup / Develop / Dev Hub.

2. Prepare metadata for deploy

This time we use SFDX Simple App to do sfdx deploy.

3. Authorize Dev Hub Org

Authorize your Developer Hub (Dev Hub) org, set it as your default, and assign it an alias, e.g. “Hub Org”.

4. Create scratch org

The Salesforce scratch org is a quickly creatable, fully configurable org, like Docker container and it is different from Sandbox org. Create a scratch org with “config/project-scratch-def.json” file as below.

Now you can find a new scratch org was created in your Dev Hub Org.

5. Push source and Run Test

Push source and tests to scratch org, which are located in the “force-app” directory.

Run Apex tests in the scratch org.

Retrieve Run Test results.

6. Open scratch org

Deploy with Salesforce DX (Metadata API)

After developing and testing your app in a scratch org, you can use the Metadata API to deploy the app to a sandbox.

Retrieve deploy result as below.

Done! Enjoy it!