Salesforce DX is a Salesforce product that enables users to develop and manage Salesforce apps throughout the entire platform efficiently. It is a top-rated solution for people who do not have extensive coding experience. However, some developers wanted to expand the platform’s capabilities, so Salesforce DX was introduced. 

Today, in this blog, CloudVandana will discuss the basics of Salesforce DX. A series of development tools are available in the Salesforce App Cloud and can develop applications more efficiently. First, let’s look at the detailed description of this platform.

Salesforce DX

As we have already mentioned, it is a development tool offered by App Cloud. This development tool helps the developers to integrate existing features into a source-driven environment. It offers a centralized source control system to help multi-developer teams from repeatedly shifting the source of truth which is a common location where all the configurations can be found. This tool also offers unlocked packages with various features to simplify the operational process. 

Benefits Of Salesforce DX

Source-driven development can simplify the development tasks by testing new features and functionalities. This development team helps to introduce new features, creating an environment for better productivity. This tool supports the development teams and increases the time to market an application.

Developers can easily integrate this tool with the existing Salesforce Lightning,, etc. This flexibility finally leads to creating the best product possible.

Issues To Consider While Using

Though it is an excellent tool that provides many benefits, there are a few challenges that users might face while using it. Following are the issues-

Salesforce DX has been a popular tool for almost three years, but there are still some bugs and issues with this tool. Sometimes developers find the interface a bit complex, and users report problems trying to troubleshoot. In addition, administrators face issues regarding the use of command prompts. 

Features Of Salesforce DX

This platform offers a series of practical tools that assist DevOps teams in creating an optimized pipeline. These are scalable tools that can fulfill individual needs. Let’s have a look at the key features of Salesforce DX.

Scratch Orgs

Scratch orgs are source-driven, fully configurable, disposable development environments that can be used to imitate Salesforce orgs. In addition, these can be used for further application development. 

Salesforce CLI

Salesforce CLI stands for Salesforce Command Line Interface. It helps to increase the development speeds. It works with open APIs to integrate the tool within the existing workflow. 

Managed Packages

Managed packages allow developers to bundle metadata and circulate the apps to adopt a source-driven approach. 


Though Salesforce DX is an effective tool, it is not right for every organization. Moreover, in-house developers might not be well trained to handle all the functionalities. So it is always recommended to consult with a Salesforce Consulting Company like CloudVandana to get the best solution and hire experienced and well-trained Salesforce resources to stay one step ahead of your competitors. 

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