QA (quality assurance) in SFDX involves testing the functionality of your Salesforce application and ensuring that it meets the expected quality standards.
Here are some steps you can follow to perform QA in SFDX:
SFDX allows you to create a separate environment to test your application without affecting the live version. Create a sandbox to test your changes before deploying them to the live application.
Write test classes that cover the functionality of your application. You can use Apex to write your test classes, which is a programming language used in Salesforce.
SFDX allows you to run your test classes in the sandbox environment to ensure the application works as expected. You can run tests from the command line or the SFDX extension in Visual Studio Code.
If you encounter any issues while running tests, you can use the debugging tools provided by SFDX to troubleshoot the problem.
After successfully testing your changes, you can deploy them to the live application using SFDX.
You can automate the QA process by setting up CI/CD pipelines. This will help you ensure the application is constantly tested before any changes are deployed to the live environment.
QA may be conducted very early on in the development lifecycle. If you QA too early, you may encounter errors, including the following:
It is advisable to QA early on before you integrate and shift. With Hutte – a web-based interface that visually simplifies version control for Salesforce – this process is more accessible by:
You can go to Hutte and create a new scratch org. Instead of doing it from the main branch, you can select a feature branch or create a fresh org.
Hutte is truly one of the best tools that we use. Product owners, Salesforce solution architects, business analysts — anyone on our team can easily and visually accomplish the tasks that would otherwise take a lot of clicks, time, and coding.
There will be no risk being out of sync or the developer having an additional configuration on Git.
You can play around with data in different ways, provide feedback, and throw away the org.
You don't have to worry about complex command line interfaces (CLI). You can utilize a simple visual interface and have streamlined collaboration.
As a QA manager, you can directly view changes in a line-by-line comparison format from Git hosting providers.
If you use Hutte – which is scratch org based – you can quickly return to earlier versions. In Salesforce trial orgs and sandboxes, you can’t roll back.
With Hutte, you pick a branch (such as a release branch) and look at how QA worked in previous versions. Without Hutte, it is nearly impossible to do.
To see how Hutte works, start your free 30-day trial, or you can check out our interactive demo below:
With Hutte, it’s about getting to a specific state by conducting QA on a future branch that is not yet integrated or on a past branch to see how behavior has evolved over time.