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What Is Test Impact Analysis?

Test impact analysis is a technique that identifies the potential impact of code changes on existing tests, enabling efficient software testing by identifying and running specific tests that focus on the affected areas and reducing unnecessary test execution.

Related terms: code coverage, regression testing, unit testing

Test Impact Analysis: Examples in Context

After each commit, the team uses test impact analysis to identify and run test cases that validate recent code changes, streamlining the testing efforts.

Test impact analysis revealed that recent code modifications resulted in several automated tests of the payment processing module failing, providing immediate feedback to the development team to focus on fixing those issues.