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QA Automation Tools for Salesforce

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Published by JET BI
24 June 2024
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Introduction

Quality Assurance (QA) automation enhances the stability and functionality of software, and Salesforce products are no exception. This CRM also requires reliable testing methods to ensure proper operation. In this article, will be reviewed six AQA tools for Salesforce: Cypress, Jenkins, JSForce, Git, Docker, and TestRail.
 

6 effective AQA tools for Salesforce
 

Cypress

The first tool for automating end-to-end tests is Cypress. It is written in JavaScript and used for testing modern web applications. This tool is perfect for testing the Salesforce user interface as it allows developers and testers to write tests in a widely understood language.

  • Ease of Installation and Use: Cypress is easy to install and set up, allowing for quick test initiation.
  • Fast Test Execution: Built-in parallel test execution features to speed up the testing process.
  • Debugging and Visualization: Cypress provides useful debugging tools, such as screenshots and video recordings, simplifying test result analysis.
     

JSForce

JSForce is a JavaScript library utilizing Salesforce's API. It enables the automation of various tasks, including testing, configuration, and interaction with Salesforce.

  • Flexibility: JSForce offers access to many Salesforce features through REST API, SOAP API, and more.
  • Ease of Integration: The library easily interacts with other tools and services, making it convenient for comprehensive testing and automation scenarios.
  • Community and Support: JSForce provides access to an active community and good documentation, facilitating the resolution of various issues encountered during use.
     

Jenkins

Jenkins is a tool that can be used to automate all sorts of tasks related to building, testing, and delivering or deploying software. It is often used in various projects, including those on the Salesforce platform.

  • Scalability: Jenkins is highly scalable and can easily handle many concurrent tasks.
  • Plugins: Numerous plugins make Jenkins a flexible and powerful tool.
  • Process Automation: This tool automates the entire development process—from code writing to deployment, including running automated tests.
     

Git

Git is an extensive version control system. It allows developers to work efficiently together and manage code changes. For Salesforce projects, it is used for version control and simplifying the deployment process.

  • Change Tracking: Git enables tracking all changes in a project, making code and version management easier.
  • Team Collaboration: It helps multiple developers work on a single project simultaneously.
  • Integration: This system easily interacts with other tools, simplifying the automation of the development process.
     

Docker

Docker is a platform for containerizing applications. It allows an application and all its dependencies to be placed in a container, ensuring stable operation in any environment. For Salesforce, this platform can be used to create separate environments for testing and development.

  • Consistency: Docker containers ensure that the application works the same in any environment, avoiding issues caused by configuration differences.
  • Fast Deployment: Containers start faster than virtual machines, speeding up the testing and deployment process.
  • Scalability: Docker allows easy application scaling by creating new containers as needed.
     

TestRail

TestRail is a tool used for managing testing. It helps with organizing and tracking the process. It allows the creation of test plans and the management of test cases.

  • Convenient Management: TestRail provides a central repository for all test cases and results, facilitating test process management.
  • Integration with Other Tools: This tool easily integrates with other tools and systems.
  • Analytics and Reporting: TestRail offers useful analytics and reporting features, aiding decision-making in work.

 

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Conclusion

The QA automation tools discussed in this article simplify working with custom applications on the Salesforce platform. Cypress, JSForce, Jenkins, Git, Docker, and TestRail offer various capabilities for test automation and continuous integration. This leads to faster operations and, ultimately, the release of a quality product. The right choice of tools will ensure effective QA automation and increase team productivity. Our team offers custom testing services, so entrust your test automation work to a team of experts.


Alexey Levchuk
QA Automation Engineer
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