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Play by Play: Understanding the Power of the Salesforce Command Line Interface

by Don Robins and Keir Bowden

This course provides an overview of the Salesforce Command Line Interface and deep dive on its capabilities, including metadata deployment, data manipulation, and test execution.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Understanding the Power of the Salesforce Command Line Interface, Keir Bowden and Don Robins discuss what exactly a command line interface is and the benefits of using one. Along the way we look at key commands to deploy metadata to scratch and production orgs, perform CRUD operations on data, execute single or multiple unit tests, either in isolation or as part of a deployment, and extend the CLI with a custom plugin. By the end of this course, you will have a solid grounding in the Salesforce CLI and understand how to incorporate it into your development process.

About the authors

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... more

A 30 year veteran of the IT industry, Keir is CTO of BrightGen, a Salesforce Platinum Partner in the United Kingdom.ˇ He has been building solutions and applications on Salesforce since 2008 and holds multiple certifications including the coveted Technical Architect.ˇHe is a Salesforce MVP, author of the Visualforce Development Cookbook, frequent blogger on Apex and Visualforce solutions and speaker at events such as the Salesforce World Tour and Dreamforce. In his spare time he blogs about Apex... more

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