The Salesforce ecosystem is highly customizable and equally complex. Salesforce Lightning is a component-based framework for app development and consists of various tools, technologies, and frameworks to facilitate easy and efficient development.
As your Lightning Components become more complex, the possibility of errors and defects in the code increases. It is therefore of utmost importance to ensure that all the enhancements and features don’t crash or compromise other components.
The best way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to use automated testing, which has various benefits like:
- Ease of mitigating risks and verify that the components work as designed.
- Automated tests help you carry out a repeatable and predictable assessment of your code.
- Automated tests help you evaluate the impact of changes on your code.
Lightning Testing Service consists of the following components:
- A utility object to facilitate easy integration of your tests with the Lightning components. Using the object, you can instantiate components, fire application events, etc.
- Integration with Salesforce DX enables you to run tests from the command line.
Installing LTS is a straightforward task and can be done in two ways:
- Writing a one-line command in Salesforce CLI
- Manually installing the unmanaged package in case you aren’t using Salesforce CLI
Whichever way the LTS is installed, the LTS package includes the following items:
- Example components to be tested, an apex class, and a custom label
- LTS infrastructure that includes frameworks and wrappers for Jasmine and Mocha, LTS test utilities, test runner component, and a wrapper test app.
To know more about Lightning Testing & how to implement an efficient LTS framework, please get in touch with our certified Lightning QA experts.