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What is AVA?

Even though JavaScript is single-threaded, IO in Node.js can happen in parallel due to its async nature. AVA takes advantage of this and runs your tests concurrently, which is especially beneficial for IO heavy tests. In addition, test files are run in parallel as separate processes, giving you even better performance and an isolated environment for each test file.
AVA is a tool in the Javascript Testing Framework category of a tech stack.
AVA is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to AVA's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses AVA?

19 companies reportedly use AVA in their tech stacks, including Taboola, dev, and Steelkiwi Inc..

87 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AVA.
Pros of AVA
Simple and fast
Parallel test running
Open source
Promise support
Test code Instrumenting
Babel integration
ESM Ready

AVA Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AVA?
Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.
Equipping you with hundreds of symbols and dozens or styles configurations, it makes sure the design stays consistent across all of your applications and platforms.
Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node.js and the browser, making asynchronous testing simple and fun. Mocha tests run serially, allowing for flexible and accurate reporting, while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases.
It is a BDD / TDD assertion library for node and the browser that can be delightfully paired with any javascript testing framework. It has several interfaces that allow the developer to choose the most comfortable. The chain-capable BDD styles provide an expressive language & readable style, while the TDD assert style provides a more classical feel.
Jasmine is a Behavior Driven Development testing framework for JavaScript. It does not rely on browsers, DOM, or any JavaScript framework. Thus it's suited for websites, Node.js projects, or anywhere that JavaScript can run.
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