Continuous integration is a software development practice in which developers regularly integrate their code changes into a source code repository. Automated builds and tests run before or after developers check in their changes. The Metazoa Snapshot Org Management product provides CI tools for Salesforce administrators and developers.
Metazoa Snapshot provides sophisticated and flexible tools for continuously keeping Salesforce accounts, developer projects, and content repositories synchronized. A wide variety of different use cases can be implemented by simply connecting items on the desktop and turning on continuous integration. Developer projects and content repositories can be in either Metadata API or Salesforce DX format.
There are two main styles of continuous integration to choose from. The first is triggered when the source Salesforce Org or developer project changes. In this case selected metadata types are moved from the source to the destination. The second watches for changes in deployment history. When a new deployment makes changes to the source Salesforce Org or developer project, then the same deployment is replayed to the destination.
Your local Salesforce DX or Metadata API project can be optionally connected to a content repository. In this case, the editing tools for the local project are no longer displayed, because the source of the metadata files is now the remote repository. The project folder is still used to store a local copy of the files. Developers can switch the interface back and forth to work on the local project or the content repository as needed. When the project is connected to a content repository the files in the developer project will be replaced when a snapshot is taken.
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