Another Dreamforce conference is over, and the team at Provar is settling back into home bases in various corners of the world. As always, the week was a great success. We are grateful for connecting with old friends and new faces, and for the many takeaways from the show. Attendance was less than previous Dreamforce shows, which was to be expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other developer-centric conferences that occurred earlier this year. We spoke with many business and admin professionals and Dreamforce ‘22 seemed to highlight the end user more than ever before. The Provar team also noticed more conversations around industry solutions, a key area we are focusing on in the coming months, and how Salesforce is also prioritizing a clear acceleration for industry-focused solutions.
Here are our main takeaways from Dreamforce ‘22 from a quality impact standpoint as it concerns our customers and the greater testing community.
What’s New for Salesforce
The headline announcements at Dreamforce ‘22 were the launch of Salesforce Genie and Slack Canvasses. There were also plenty of sessions and subsequent news around DevOps and the development experience. Salesforce DevOpsCenter is soon to become generally available, and as early pilot participants, Provar already provides integration via Provar Manager. Some highlights include the following:
- Salesforce Genie: The big announcement was Salesforce Genie, a unified data visualization platform. By harmonizing data that is updated every millisecond, it enables teams to meet their customers right where they are. Genie is a real-time data source for Salesforce CDP and does have a UI that can be surfaced in the Salesforce Clouds on the core platform. With Provar’s support for UI testing and APIs, we are well placed to support Genie – watch this space!
- New sandbox and scratch orgs: Salesforce will be introducing new sandbox and scratch org capabilities including a production grade pod for performance testing. The Provar team is always happy to help support your use of these capabilities as part of your DevOps continuous improvement process. Stay tuned for more information to come.
- Salesforce Hyperforce: Rolling migration of customers to Salesforce Hyperforce requires URL integration updates and enhanced domains, and subsequently reliable regression testing is key. This will impact end-to-end integrations for the testing community at large. We will release more information as it is published, as well as how Provar’s solutions can help you meet any challenges.
- Salesforce Code Builder: Salesforce Code Builder, a Cloud-hosted web-based development environment optimized for Salesforce that is still in the beta stage, now has support for third party plugins and extensions on its roadmap, providing a Cloud option for testing solutions. This new update is important to note as another way Salesforce development is being enabled in newer and faster ways, and Provar is always keeping such updates in mind to make sure support is available where you need it. We plan to authenticate ProvarDX for use on Code Builder as soon as the program is open for applications.
Provar Success Stories Are Increasing
We spoke to many of our customers at our booth and during our events, and one thing is clear: your success stories are increasing. From time-saving data points to productivity improvements, you shared your struggles, and how Provar’s solutions meet you wherever you are on your quality journey. We caught up with two of our customers, Salesforce and Alm. Brand Group, during our “Transforming Test Automation and Quality” theater session and outlined their success stories in this blog post. If you would like to share your own success stories using Provar’s solutions, reach out to us today. At the next Dreamforce, it could be you on stage with us!
The Power of Slack as an Internal Tool
As many companies integrate Slack into their tech stack, any new capabilities are important to keep in mind. Slack can now canvas Salesforce Cloud data inside its platform, moving from a previous focus of only needing API testing to now include a need for UI verification. This means customers may begin surfacing data directly inside of Slack, so the testing community will have to consider any UI implications. New Slack huddles with video capabilities will also be coming soon, transforming remote working for distributed teams. On the Provar front, our team is always looking for new ways to integrate Slack into our Provar Manager and Provar Automation capabilities. Keep an eye on our blog for future updates.
Did you meet with our team at Dreamforce? Were you unable to make the show but still want to chat? Connect with us today to schedule a demo or consultation!