[OT] SalesForce + CVS

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Mon Sep 14 15:06:38 BST 2009

Raf wrote:
> Off-topic, however, we seem to be a technologically broad group.
> I'm trying to setup up a strategy to get multiple developers 
> collaboratively developing against personal -in the cloud' SaleForce 
> sandboxes and a single CVS repository.  We're using the latest Eclipse 
> plugin and have a strategy which involves local development, refreshes 
> from server(cloud sandbox) and deploying cvs updated changes back to the 
> cloud sandboxes.
> This is bringing up all sorts of issues due to the metadata which gets 
> exported along with any one change.  I've also had issues where objects 
> 'refreshed from server' appear locally as incomplete representations of 
> the cloud objects.
> I wondered whether someone has encoutered this frustration previously 
> and worked out a decent strategy/model for allowing collborative 
> development in such a context?
> Would apperciate any feedback.

Don't use CVS or SVN.

Use something designed for this sort of distributed development model, 
such as git or mecurial. And you will probably need someone doing QA 
work on the revisions as well.

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