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is there an easy (python like way) to do mocks?
reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-10-16
I discovered this lib a few days ago. https://github.com/bouk/monkey it allows you to monkey patch entire functions, replacing them by whatever you want. Perfect for mocking. It's simple to use. The program is hard patching the code using assembly to replace the function address at runtime. You should not use this lib out of your tests since it's absolutely not safe. It's only compatible with linux and windows. But it works great!
reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 2021-08-23
- Monkey Patching in Go (2015)
I do not give anyone permissions to use this tool for any purpose. Don’t use it. I’m not interested in changing this license. Please don’t ask.
reddit.com/r/programmingcirclejerk | 2021-08-22
Project includes a dependancy that has a license that forbids its use
From the explaining blog post 
> If you’re not interested in how it works and you just want to do monkey patching, then you can find the library here.
> Wrapping it up in a nice library
> I took the above code and put it in an easy to use library. It supports 32 bit, reversing patches, and patching instance methods. I wrote a couple of examples and put those in the README.
Then in the README:
> Make sure you read the notes at the bottom of the README if you intend to use this library.
Either the author is confused or has decided that he doesn't want to maintain an hack. Anyway license is pretty clear.
There was an HN thread when it was released.
"This is as unsafe as it sounds and I don't recommend anyone do it outside of a testing environment."
is Test_xxx func safe to access shared data?
reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-06-25
WRT monkeypatch, again, this is a "global" thing and assuming you are talking about bouk's monkeypatch library the author makes the note that
Go partial mocks?
reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-05-10
For example: https://github.com/bouk/monkey
- Project includes a dependancy that has a license that forbids its use
What are some alternatives?
gomock - GoMock is a mocking framework for the Go programming language.
Mmock - Mmock is an HTTP mocking application for testing and fast prototyping
dapr - Dapr is a portable, event-driven, runtime for building distributed applications across cloud and edge.
httpmock - HTTP mocking for Golang
gock - HTTP traffic mocking and testing made easy in Go ༼ʘ̚ل͜ʘ̚༽
go-txdb - Immutable transaction isolated sql driver for golang
minimock - Powerful mock generation tool for Go programming language
hoverfly - Lightweight service virtualization/API simulation tool for developers and testers
mockit - Library that make mocking of Go functions/methods easy
mockitout - A language agnostic HTTP mock server for quick stub testing
mockery - A mock code autogenerator for Golang
karpenter - Kubernetes Node Autoscaling: built for flexibility, performance, and scalability. https://karpenter.sh