A Complete Guide to Optimizing Slow Tests

To ensure effective and efficient testing that doesn’t cause you to fall behind, you need a plan. In this short guide, we will give you a complete framework to help you speed up your testing.

  • ✔️ How to identify slow tests.

  • ✔️ 9 most common causes for test latency and how to resolve them.

  • ✔️ How to prioritize optimization work to maximize benefits.

  • ✔️ How to write fast tests.

  • ✔️ How to keep them fast.

It’s impossible to imagine software development without testing. There would be no feedback, error detection, nor design decision.

As such, automated testing has become an essential part of the development process. However, tests are only effective when they run within a reasonable timeframe. Slow testing can result in a loss of focus and momentum: Deployment schedules are impacted, release goals are missed, and ultimately, you begin to lose your competitive edge.

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