The concept of business transition is so synonymous with Salesforce that a Google search for both phrases will automatically omit one phrase as being superfluous. So it will come as an absolute shock to perhaps several of our readers that Salesforce finds itself just as much a journeyman to the concept of the “DevOps transition” as any corporation on the planet.
“If it was three or four teams, we could have the build/test/deploy [pattern] easily,” said Byron Vonthal, product manager for CI/CD in the IT Department of Salesforce, in a wide-ranging interview for The New Stack Makers. “But with 65 teams, it’s hard to get everybody moving at the exact same pace. There are some teams that do this really well. They’ve got the build/test/deploy down. There are some teams that only have the build down, and that isn’t even incorporating their tests into the process.”