go-sqlmock VS gomock

Compare go-sqlmock vs gomock and see what are their differences.


Sql mock driver for golang to test database interactions (by DATA-DOG)


GoMock is a mocking framework for the Go programming language. (by golang)
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go-sqlmock gomock
8 18
4,104 6,679
3.7% 3.3%
3.0 5.9
about 1 month ago 8 days ago
Go Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of go-sqlmock. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-20.


Posts with mentions or reviews of gomock. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-10.
  • Dependency Injection in Golang
    1 project | dev.to | 20 Jan 2022
    If you want to write tests, DI also can help you! Sometimes you need mocks for tests (to be independent of some modules like logger in tests), you have to generate it! There is an amazing tool for this task in go - GoMock. When you describe only needed methods in DI interface, the GoMock generate mocks just for those methods - it is faster and more readable in practice, than hundreds methods in mocks.
  • What is the real USP of Go's interfaces when compared to those in Java or C#?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/golang | 9 Dec 2021
    I really disagree with this statement. In fact, there is a Google-developed mocking tool in the official Go organization - https://github.com/golang/mock. I am not a huge fan of mocking and I avoid it when I can, but there is nothing that indicates you must be writing Java code in Go if you're using mocks. You'll even find the use of mocks in the Go standard library test code.
  • Gerando mocks de interfaces no go!
    2 projects | dev.to | 10 Nov 2021
  • What mocking framework do you prefer?
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 23 Oct 2021
    Gomock or mockery?
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 23 Oct 2021
    I used to use Mockery, but it was unmaintained for a long time, and not that great, so these days it's Mock, which is nicer in several ways.
  • Mocking with High-Order Functions in Go
    1 project | reddit.com/r/golang | 6 Aug 2021
    Honestly curious - why wouldn't you use something like https://github.com/golang/mock to generate your mocks from an interface. Way more productive, consistent and cleaner. Spend more time and focus on your business logic rather than something that's already been solved.
  • Constructors: how to keep compatibility in a public API?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/golang | 3 Aug 2021
    Sorry for badly explaining. Issue explaining it better than me: https://github.com/golang/mock/issues/324
  • What are the most useful packages you know for Go?
    15 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 25 Jul 2021
    https://github.com/golang/mock - Auto generate mocks from interfaces for unit testing
  • Flexible mocking for testing in Go (without using a framework)
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 20 Jul 2021
    BTW https://github.com/golang/mock is way more propular and does similar things.
  • My experience trying TDD for the first time in Go
    1 project | dev.to | 27 May 2021
    The first day, I wrote my tests for some GET routes. We use something called go-mock in our unit tests, which allows you to only focus on testing the function you're writing. Because of this, I found that you still needed to have a good idea of the code you want to write while writing out the tests. In our case, we needed to mock out our calls to an external API. If you asked for my opinion after the first day, I would've told you that I could envision the benefits of TDD for something like end to end testing, where it's a black box and you're only verifying that the output is what's expected from a given input. But for unit testing, it wasn't any different than just writing the code first.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing go-sqlmock and gomock you can also consider the following projects:

sqlx - general purpose extensions to golang's database/sql

counterfeiter - A tool for generating self-contained, type-safe test doubles in go

zerolog - Zero Allocation JSON Logger

pgx - PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go

Testify - A toolkit with common assertions and mocks that plays nicely with the standard library

minimock - Powerful mock generation tool for Go programming language

monkey - Monkey patching in Go

gock - HTTP traffic mocking and testing made easy in Go ༼ʘ̚ل͜ʘ̚༽

realize - Realize is the #1 Golang Task Runner which enhance your workflow by automating the most common tasks and using the best performing Golang live reloading.

go-txdb - Immutable transaction isolated sql driver for golang

mockery - A mock code autogenerator for Golang

gotests - Automatically generate Go test boilerplate from your source code.