gomock VS mockery

Compare gomock vs mockery and see what are their differences.

gomock

GoMock is a mocking framework for the Go programming language. (by golang)
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gomock mockery
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gomock

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.

mockery

Posts with mentions or reviews of mockery. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-21.
  • How do you control behaviour in mocked interface ?
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 21 Jan 2022
    I use mockery to generate mocks based on my interfaces: https://github.com/vektra/mockery
  • How do you install commands using go.mod
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 2 Nov 2021
    There are some packages in my project that are not used in the source code, but they're used as commands (i.e. https://github.com/vektra/mockery https://github.com/rubenv/sql-migrate).
  • What mocking framework do you prefer?
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 23 Oct 2021
    Gomock or mockery?
  • mockcompose to generate mocking implementation for Go classes, interfaces and functions
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 6 Jul 2021
    As a Go newbie, the on-boarding process to Golang went relatively smoothly except a small glitch when it came to search for a mocking framework to test out a Go class implementation. I was a bit surprised to realize that I was not able to find a on-shelf tool to help me mock a class method. It might be an edge case scenario that I wanted to mock a class method, but I do believe that this is a valid use case, so I went ahead to spend a weekend building such a tool: mockcompose. It was originally aimed to just solve this one particular use case, therefore, it had to be used together with mockery (one of the great tools I found during my search in the period). I later refined the tool to cover mocking code generation for Go interfaces and functions, mockcompose can now be used in most of Go unit test scenarios. Please check it out and give it a try, I hope the tool is useful, feel free to drop your feedback and share with your opinion there.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing gomock and mockery 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

go-sqlmock - Sql mock driver for golang to test database interactions

pgx - PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go

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

zerolog - Zero Allocation JSON Logger

monkey - Monkey patching in Go

minimock - Powerful mock generation tool for Go programming language

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.

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

httpmock - HTTP mocking for Golang