Long builds slow down deployments and cause undesired context switching. As someone who strives for developer productivity, this is a pet peeve of mine.
And I’m sure I’m not alone!

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Making builds faster has been a challenge for numerous companies and is the subject of countless articles online. Though there have been a few tricks shared over time, there is still more we can do.

Here’s how we made our database setup faster by caching its schema and seed.

The issue

Since tests are added every week, the build time for our monolith grows at an increasingly steady rate.


Jonathan Perichon

Co-founder & CTO @ Checkr (YC S14)

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