bro VS dbcleaner

Compare bro vs dbcleaner and see what are their differences.


bro watch files in directory and run tests for them (by marioidival)


Clean database for testing, inspired by database_cleaner for Ruby (by khaiql)
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bro dbcleaner
- 1
25 157
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0.0 1.8
over 7 years ago over 2 years ago
Go Go
- MIT License
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  • The Big Unit Test Misunderstanding
    1 project | | 21 Mar 2022
    It is not hard to isolate and stub a database the problem is you will not catch a lot of errors, e.g. writing a 40 char string into a VCHAR(10), DateTime conversations, ...

    In Ruby on Rails it is quite common to use a real database in the unit tests. Even before containers came out and it is still fast (yes, less than 1 second).

    In rails you use the same database instance for all the tests, so you do not have spin up a database instance for every case. Instead you use a database cleaner.

    There also exists a JS implementation:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing bro and dbcleaner you can also consider the following projects:

baloo - Expressive end-to-end HTTP API testing made easy in Go

go-carpet - Tool for show test coverage in terminal for Go source files

wstest - go websocket client for unit testing of a websocket handler

Gauge - Light weight cross-platform test automation

dsunit - Datastore Testibility

goblin - Minimal and Beautiful Go testing framework

go-vcr - Record and replay your HTTP interactions for fast, deterministic and accurate tests

testfixtures - Ruby on Rails like test fixtures for Go. Write tests against a real database

GoAws - AWS (SQS/SNS) Clone for Development testing

goc - A Comprehensive Coverage Testing System for The Go Programming Language

Hamcrest - Hamcrest matchers for the Go programming language

gnomock - Test your code without writing mocks with ephemeral Docker containers 📦 Setup popular services with just a couple lines of code ⏱️ No bash, no yaml, only code 💻