If you’re spending your days developing software, or if you’re on a team that is closely monitoring the quality output on a modern application, you’re probably already familiar with the process of testing this technology for bugs before deployment. For continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) workflows, automating this testing process is crucial for ensuring your software’s reliability, efficiency, and quality.

For Salesforce developers in particular, tools like Salesforce CLI and Provar Automation can significantly enhance CI/CD testing. Provar Automation includes a powerful feature referred to as ProvarDX, designed to help these developers simplify the process of executing Provar tests in conjunction with Salesforce CLI.

Let’s take a look at the many benefits these tools offer and why modern developers should consider using them.

Why You Should Automate Your CI/CD Testing Process

Automated testing has become a necessity for businesses aiming to deliver products quickly while maintaining high quality. Manual testing, though still valuable in smaller, less complex settings, cannot match the speed and consistency of automated testing in larger, evolving environments. Automation reduces inevitable errors in the manual testing process (after all, we’re only human!), accelerates the development lifecycle, and enables parallel execution of test cases across multiple environments.

By integrating automated testing into CI/CD workflows, businesses can ensure consistent and thorough testing with every code change, minimizing the risk of bugs and enhancing product reliability.

What is Salesforce CLI and Why Should Salesforce Developers Use It?

Salesforce CLI (or Command Line Interface) is a powerful toolset introduced by Salesforce to streamline development and testing on the Salesforce platform. It aggregates all the tools needed for developers to manage their Salesforce orgs, synchronize source code, create and manage scratch orgs, and execute tests.

Since its inception, Salesforce CLI has grown in popularity due to its ease of use and efficiency. It allows developers to automate repetitive tasks, saving time and reducing the likelihood of human error. For Salesforce development teams, using Salesforce CLI can modernize the CI/CD testing process, making it more intuitive and efficient.

Though there are numerous ways to integrate automated testing into CI/CD workflows, developers using Salesforce should consider using Salesforce CLI as a modernized, streamlined method — because any time saved can be put right back into innovating.

What is ProvarDX?

ProvarDX is a feature within Provar Automation — a leading test automation tool since 2014 built from the ground up for Salesforce and beyond — designed to integrate automated testing seamlessly with Salesforce CLI. It provides various CLI commands to set up the testing environment and execute test scripts, making it an invaluable tool for Salesforce developers. 

ProvarDX enables testing in both scratch orgs and sandboxes, addressing challenges associated with testing multiple orgs throughout the release lifecycle. Its user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities make it an ideal choice for teams looking to streamline their CI/CD pipelines with automated testing.

How Does ProvarDX Elevate Salesforce CLI and Empower Your CI/CD Pipelines?

ProvarDX enhances the capabilities of Salesforce CLI by providing a robust framework for integrating automated testing into CI/CD workflows. It simplifies the process of running tests as part of the software delivery cycle, ensuring that tests are executed consistently with every code change.

This integration promotes early bug detection and resolution, contributing to a more reliable and efficient development process. ProvarDX supports DevOps practices by automating testing and deployment, ultimately leading to faster and more reliable software delivery. With features that facilitate the creation and management of Salesforce scratch orgs, ProvarDX allows developers to focus on innovation and productivity while ensuring high-quality application delivery.

In essence, ProvarDX offers a comprehensive solution for building, deploying, and managing applications. It paves the way for developers to deliver high-quality solutions efficiently and collaboratively, heralding a new era of innovation and productivity in application development. For those integrating automated testing into their CI/CD pipelines on Salesforce, there is no better testing option on the market today.

Want to Learn More?

Provar Automation, featuring ProvarDX and a myriad of other testing features, represents a significant advancement in modern application development for Salesforce teams. By leveraging the combined power of Salesforce CLI and ProvarDX, developers can streamline their CI/CD testing processes, enhance collaboration, and deliver high-quality solutions efficiently.

Provar’s newest white paper, Empower Your CI/CD Pipelines: Why Modern Developers Should Use Salesforce CLI and ProvarDX for Integrating Automated Testing, takes a deeper dive into the emergence of Salesforce CLI, why it’s the best method of elevating your CI/CD testing processes, and how ProvarDX comes into play. Download it for free today!

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