This is the second blog in a miniseries about how Provar Grid can help organizations rapidly increase the speed of their QA execution times while improving operational efficiency and flexibility. Stay tuned for the final blog in this series!
Organizations all face the same fundamental challenge — the “project triangle.” This concept refers to the interdependent relationship of quality, time, and cost, and how an adjustment to one factor always affects the others.
For companies that rely on Salesforce everyday, maintaining quality while minimizing cost and saving time can seem impossible. While it can be an initial investment, test automation is integral in managing quality, saving time, and reducing cost over time. But automation itself can only do so much.
To manage quality, time, and cost — the project triangle — successfully, organizations need a robust and reliable testing and quality management solution. In this blog, we’ll dive into parallel testing and discuss its advantages, and we’ll highlight how Provar’s newest solution, Provar Grid, can help your organization run its Salesforce tests in a fraction of the time.
What is Parallel Testing?
Parallel testing leverages automation to test multiple applications and/or their subcomponents at the same time. Parallel testing can also refer to executing the same tests at the same time in multiple environments, and across devices and browsers, to reduce the time and effort required to test.
What Are the Advantages of Parallel Testing?
Traditional sequential testing can be incredibly time-consuming and resource-intensive, especially for organizations looking to scale. With parallel testing, organizations can run the same number of tests in a fraction of the time, and efficiently and effectively execute growing numbers of tests across multiple browsers and platforms — all while maintaining a high level of quality. Parallel testing also reduces overall wait time between tests, increasing testing efficiency and the speed of development and deployment.
How Provar Grid Can Help You Reduce the Time it Takes to Run Salesforce Regression Packs
Provar Grid provides developers and QA teams with the powerful parallel testing functionality they need to reduce the time it takes to run their Salesforce regression packs. With Provar Grid, users can split test cases to run across multiple parallel test environments at once, drastically reducing time spent executing tests across multiple browsers or asynchronously. Tests are automated once using Salesforce’s own metadata to locate page objects — saving you the trouble of reconfiguring tests for individual browsers. Provar Grid allows you to execute all your tests in parallel and in the cloud, increasing flexibility and decreasing the need for testing infrastructure.
Provar Grid makes it quick, intuitive, and easy to run your Salesforce regression packs. Simply automate your tests once, modify the browser/platform combinations and level of parallelization you need, and click “Go.”
Since 2014, Provar has built solutions that empower organizations to innovate, improve, and grow. Provar’s suite of solutions — Automation, Manager, and Grid — is designed to improve quality management while reducing time and cost. Our newest release, Provar Grid, empowers organizations to reduce the time and resources it takes to successfully run their Salesforce regression packs, regardless of scale.
Want to learn more about how Provar Grid’s parallel testing capabilities can help your organization run your Salesforce regression pack in hours, not days? Download our latest white paper, Breaking the Project Triangle Conundrum of Quality, Cost, and Time today!