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

Written by 

Salesforce MVP | Lightning Champion | 17x Salesforce Certified | Application Architect | 7x Trailhead Ranger | Techforce Services | Australia

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