Which tool to use for Salesforce Deployment?

Salesforce Deployment Tools, Best Practices and Faster Deployment

Salesforce Deployment Tools:-

Recently many deployment tools available either Free/Paid services, such as:

Eclipse,  ANT, Gearset, Pipeline, ClickDeploy,  AutoRABIT, Flosum, Jenkins for continus deployment.

Different Salesforce Deployment Methods:-

  1. Change Sets
  2. Eclipse with Force.com IDE
  3. Force.com Migration Tool – ANT/Java based
  4. Salesforce Package

 

Force.com Migration Tool – https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.daas.meta/daas/meta_development.htm

Force.com IDE / Eclipse – https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Force.com_IDE

 

Please follow the below chart below to decide which tool you may use for deployment.

Environment What we can do ? Developer Console Workbench Eclipse ANT
Production Create/Modify Code
Delete Code
Rename Class
Run/Debug Code

Run SOQL query
Deploy Code

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes
Sandbox Create/Modify Code
Delete Code
Rename Class
Run/Debug Code

Run SOQL query
Deploy Code

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

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I am Sakthivel Madesh, a certified Salesforce Advanced Developer & Administrator working on Salesforce Technology since 2011. I am currently working in Techforce Services as Sr. Salesforce Developer. I have worked on multiple technologies Like PHP, Java, Salesforce, I am very passionate about Salesforce and to earn 15x Salesforce Certification. I love Trailhead for learning Salesforce Skill and Become a Trailhead 5x Ranger too. I Love to Learn & Share my Salesforce knowledge to Salesforce Learners/Beginner using My Blog and Salesforce Community.

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