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pine brookpine brook 

package and deploy visual force

I'm now using Eclipse and the plugin to package and deploy
my visualForce and Apex codes.
Is there a way to package and deploy visualForce and Apex codes without
using Eclipse ?
pine brookpine brook
We want to know if we use Eclipse to package and deploy our codes, do we need
to get authentication from the 3rd party organizaton ? This is a major concern
our marketing people have now. Thanks.
Deployment is done via Eclipse and IDE.

You will need a valid username and password for your Salesforce production with correct permissions to be able to deploy your classes.

pine brookpine brook

Do we need to get licence permission or some kind of authentication

from before we release our product ? Our marketing people

is concerned about this issue.



You can package Visualforce Pages in Winter 09. Just wait 9 days :)
I'm not entirely following your concern, however (1) you can deploy using ant instead of eclipse, (2) using either eclipse or ant will require login credentials to the customer you are trying to deploy to. It sounds like what you want is AppExchange packaging, which as mentioned earlier in the thread should be available with the about to be deployed release.

Yes (to answer your original question) there is - it called Salesforce ANT




There is no involvement of Eclipse, that is just a development tool and they have nothing to do with you using Salesforce.


It took me a little while to figure out, but once you have it set up - it is so nice to work with.


You do not need Eclipse either, but it is a nice way to work with Salesforce.


I normally work like this:

  • Develop using Eclipse to a developer account of Salesforce.
  • Use Salesforce ANT to "retreive" my code from the developer account
  • Use Salesforce ANT to "deploy" my code to the production account



I am not using the AppExchange at all, as it is only an internal application I am building.