The newly released guide offers practical tips for application development

At Provar, we believe that sharing our knowledge and expertise is vital to being good stewards to our customers and community members. Provar Chief Technology Officer Ivan Harris recently released his first book in keeping with this mission!

Beginning Salesforce DX: Versatile and Resilient Salesforce Application Development is a practical guide that helps developers, teams, and organizations develop Salesforce custom applications in a more agile, collaborative, and resilient way with Salesforce Developer Experience (DX). 

“With over 10 years experience working in the Salesforce ecosystem, I have benefitted from the many Trailblazers who have shared their knowledge,” Harris said. “Authoring a book was my opportunity to give back and pay forward.” 

Published by Apress and available on Amazon, Beginning Salesforce DX  provides easy-to-understand guidance for all roles involved in Salesforce application development and allows readers to make the most of the sophisticated tools and processes available in Salesforce Developer Experience (DX).

Beginning Salesforce DX gives readers tools and instructions to:

  • Set up a Salesforce DX development environment
  • Understand the key Salesforce DX concepts and the Salesforce CLI
  • Work with Dev Hubs, projects, orgs, metadata, and version control systems
  • Bootstrap pro-code development with templates
  • Improve quality with test users and test data
  • Apply Salesforce DX to an end-to-end package development project

Harris’s first book, Beginning Salesforce DX  gives readers how-to examples in Salesforce DX that go beyond standard Salesforce documentation. Commands and their parameters are described, including any gotchas, and the outcome of the commands on a Salesforce org is explained. Harris’s practical guide teaches users how to use the Salesforce Command Line Interface (CLI) to simplify working with projects, metadata, data, and orgs. 

Beginning Salesforce DX is a helpful tool for teams developing custom Salesforce applications for individual customers or commercial use through the Salesforce AppExchange enterprise marketplace. Capability leaders, architects, consultants, and business analysts can also benefit from the practical knowledge found in Beginning Salesforce DX.

“I hope that the book will help those new to Salesforce DX accelerate their journey to seasoned practitioners,” said Harris. “For those with experience using Salesforce DX, it will be a convenient reference.”

About the Author

Ivan Harris joined Provar as Chief Technology Officer in 2022 after serving as a Senior Program Architect for Salesforce. A graduate of the University of Lancaster, Harris has over 20 years of experience helping B2B software companies bring innovative new solutions to the market. Recently, Harris has focused on creating products built on or that integrate with Salesforce, launching five Salesforce AppExchange apps and an AI platform that integrates with Service Cloud to provide customer service automation. As CTO at Provar, Harris is integral to Provar’s leadership and development efforts. 

Purchase Beginning Salesforce DX  on Amazon, or download a sample chapter of Ivan Harris’s new book here