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The economy of tests

For projects with a long life expectancy, investing in your test suite is well worth it. Proper automated testing is a careful balance. Quickly introduce tests when you need them, and build a comprehensive, fast, and reliable test suite in the long run. We hope this post can give you some ammunition to win your team to this idea.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.