go-sqlmock VS gotests

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

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go-sqlmock gotests
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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 2022-10-24.
  • Creating an API using Go and sqlc
    5 projects | dev.to | 24 Oct 2022
    For that, I used the lib go-sqlmock. So, for example, the following snippet is part of the person/service_test.go file:
  • Using SQLC in project how do I mock database Calls with it for unit testing?
    3 projects | /r/golang | 22 Oct 2022
    I’m writing a post about it! I will post soon, but you can use https://github.com/DATA-DOG/go-sqlmock to mock your database calls
    3 projects | /r/golang | 22 Oct 2022
    It's not the right call IMO to skip mocking the database connection to achieve 100% test coverage. How your app will behave in failure scenarios that are impossible to imitate during integration tests is part of the software contract. If your choice is to panic, or return an error, document that by testing that behavior. If another dev, or future you inadvertently breaks the contract, the test suite will fail. That's what you want. For unit tests against your database you should be using either go-sqlmock if testing against database/sql or pgxmock if testing against pgx. That being said, the points raised elsewhere in this thread regarding unit tests potentially hiding edge cases in terms of how an actual database will interact with your application that are not reflective of your understanding when writing mocks are 100% valid. You should do both. Unit test your app and write integration tests as well. On my team, we run integration tests using docker-compose.
  • What is the coolest Go open source projects you have seen?
    84 projects | /r/golang | 15 Sep 2022
  • How to mock database calls
    4 projects | /r/golang | 27 Aug 2022
  • Can you set expectations for SQL transaction using Testify?
    2 projects | /r/golang | 17 Jul 2022
    I use Sqlmock for that purpose
  • Mocking database queries - ask for opinion
    6 projects | /r/golang | 9 Jul 2022
    I use https://github.com/DATA-DOG/go-sqlmock for unit testing my data layer code. Most of the times, these tests help me to find errors whenever I do a refactor on the data layer, so I consider it a good safety net
    6 projects | /r/golang | 9 Jul 2022
  • I share my authentication server.
    18 projects | /r/golang | 20 Dec 2021
    Continuous Integration - Testify, sqlmock, Mockery, Github Actions
  • [HELP] Testing SQL queries and functions that use SQL queries in Golang.
    3 projects | /r/golang | 1 Dec 2021
    For testing DB queries I use https://github.com/DATA-DOG/go-sqlmock for unit tests. I then have a separate integration test suite that runs against all our services using Docker.


Posts with mentions or reviews of gotests. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-22.

What are some alternatives?

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

gomock - GoMock is a mocking framework for the Go programming language.

go-txdb - Immutable transaction isolated sql driver for golang

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

ginkgo - A Modern Testing Framework for Go

mockery - A mock code autogenerator for Go

minimock - Powerful mock generation tool for Go programming language

selenoid - Selenium Hub successor running browsers within containers. Scalable, immutable, self hosted Selenium-Grid on any platform with single binary.

go-fuzz - Randomized testing for Go

tidb-lite - Using tidb-lite to create a TiDB server with mocktikv mode in your application or unit test.

Mmock - Mmock is an HTTP mocking application for testing and fast prototyping

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.