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7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jan 2022
I think it is great in general. OTOH - nobody prohibits to use any third party library whoever wants to. Third party libraries also die like - https://github.com/go-check/check
Learning Go by examples: part 6 - Create a gRPC app in Go
7 projects | dev.to | 18 Aug 2021
Gomega is a Go library that allows you to make assertions. In our example, we check if what we got is null, not null, or equal to an exact value, but the gomega library is much richer than that.
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2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Jun 2021
Depends on the API and how much testing you need. You want to test your code, not the API's availability or correctness.
But it can be as easy as using a fake http library and mocking the responses, or using a httptest server: https://onsi.github.io/gomega/#ghttp-testing-http-clients
If the API is complicated and you have to write your own fake server, that might not make sense for small projects.
fluentassert - a prototype of yet another assertion library
7 projects | /r/golang | 28 Mar 2021
Go generics beyond the playground
6 projects | dev.to | 25 Mar 2021
If we do the count, we gather that subtest appear to solve five out of the six problems we identified with the assert library. At this point though, it's important to note that at the time when the assert package was designed, the sub-test feature in Go did not yet exist. Therefore it would have been impossible for that library to embed it into it's design. This is also true for when Gomega and Ginko where designed. If these test frameworks where created now, then most likely some parts of their design would have been done differently. What I am trying to say is that with even the slightest change in the Go language and standard library, completely new ways of designing programs become possible. Especially for new packages without any legacy use-cases to consider. And this brings us to generics.
What are some alternatives?
Testify - A toolkit with common assertions and mocks that plays nicely with the standard library
ginkgo - A Modern Testing Framework for Go
GoConvey - Go testing in the browser. Integrates with `go test`. Write behavioral tests in Go.
godog - Cucumber for golang
assert - :exclamation:Basic Assertion Library used along side native go testing, with building blocks for custom assertions
goblin - Minimal and Beautiful Go testing framework
go-vcr - Record and replay your HTTP interactions for fast, deterministic and accurate tests
GoAws - AWS (SQS/SNS) Clone for Development testing
go-cmp - Package for comparing Go values in tests