Though Salesforce customers benefit significantly from the seasonal updates, which enable them to work on new features and functionalities, testing these new features becomes a burden. Testing Salesforce applications is imperative to ensure that the new features are functioning as required and there is no impact on the existing features due to the new release.
Salesforce Application testing becomes the biggest bottleneck for organizations trying to make the most of their Salesforce applications. When organizations realized that manually testing Salesforce requires too much time and effort from the resources, they went for Continuous testing of Salesforce through Selenium to accelerate the testing speed. But, open source tools like Selenium are not the best solution for testing Salesforce as they were not explicitly designed to test Salesforce.
Advance test automation solutions that can help us navigate through Salesforce seasonal updates seamlessly.
Before introducing test automation solutions, let’s overview the common Salesforce testing challenges:
As Salesforce rolls out its updates very frequently, there is significantly less time to deal with the frequent and constant stream of change. This invites the need for Continuous testing at an accelerated speed, which goes beyond manual testing and traditional testing efforts.
Salesforce forms are dynamic, which makes it difficult for Salesforce testers to depend on XPaths while developing the test scripts. Testing an environment with no static id, name, or class is much more difficult because the element cannot be hardcoded.
It is not easy to test advanced features like Visualforce, consisting of a user interface that allows the development of solid and reusable interfaces. This can lead to unstable test scripts, which require regular maintenance.
Shadow Doms and Pop-up Windows:
Components available in the new Lightning UI, like Shadow DOM (Document Object Models) and pop-ups, are hard to test with open-source test automation tools like Selenium.
The magnitude of Customizations and Integrations:
The depth of customizations and possible integrations with Salesforce make it more challenging to manage your test assets.
Steep Learning Curve:
Most Salesforce test automation platforms require programming to create test cases. As most business users are not programmers, it becomes impossible to contribute to Salesforce test automation.
Advance Salesforce Application Test automation Solution:
Organizations must leverage test automation tools with capabilities such as no-code automation, smart-object recognition, and self-healing test scripts to reduce the technical challenges in building and maintaining the Salesforce applications.
No-code test automation tools enable business administrators to contribute to Salesforce test automation. Such tools employ a Zero-code Test Builder to avail full advantage of test automation without any additional effort.
Self-healing test scripts:
When automation scripts break due to a change in an object property –Name, ID, Xpath, or CSS–self-healing test automation technologies can fix broken test cases without human intervention, saving your enterprise hundreds of hours of test maintenance.
Smart Object Recognition:
Dynamic elements like XPaths, CSS id, name, class and all CSS attributes change with every update, breaking the existing automation test scripts with every update. Robust test automation tools offer AI-powered intelligent object recognition to naturally identify objects, thus reducing thousands of hours manually fixing the automation test scripts.
Low Learning Curve:
Leveraging a no-code test automation tool is highly recommended to enable business users to contribute to Salesforce Test automation.
Opkey is a one-stop solution for automating Salesforce Application testing. It offers all the advanced test automation solutions like no-code automation, self-healing test scripts, and intelligent object recognition to navigate through the seasonal update seamlessly.