Testify VS ginkgo

Compare Testify vs ginkgo and see what are their differences.

Testify

A toolkit with common assertions and mocks that plays nicely with the standard library (by stretchr)
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Testify ginkgo
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21,597 7,782
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8.3 8.7
3 days ago 11 days ago
Go Go
MIT License MIT License
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Testify

Posts with mentions or reviews of Testify. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-01.

ginkgo

Posts with mentions or reviews of ginkgo. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-07.
  • Writing tests for a Kubernetes Operator
    3 projects | dev.to | 7 Oct 2023
    Ginkgo: a testing framework based on the concept of ‌"Behavior Driven Development" (BDD)
  • We moved our Cloud operations to a Kubernetes Operator
    3 projects | dev.to | 15 Aug 2023
    We were also able to leverage Ginkgo's parallel testing runtime to run our integration tests on multiple concurrent processes. This provided multiple benefits: we could run our entire integration test suite in under 10 minutes and also reuse the same suite to load test the operator in a production-like environment. Using these tests, we were able to identify hot spots in the code that needed further optimization and experimented with ways to save API calls to ease the load on our own Kubernetes API server while also staying under various AWS rate limits. It was only after running these tests over and over again that I felt confident enough to deploy the operator to our dev and prod clusters.
  • Recommendations for Learning Test-Driven Development (TDD) in Go?
    3 projects | /r/golang | 9 Apr 2023
    A bit off-topic, but i really like the ginkgo BDD framework
  • ginkgo integration with jira/elasticsearch/webex/slack
    2 projects | /r/golang | 17 Jan 2023
    If you are using Ginkgo for your e2e, this library might of help.
  • Testing frameworks, which to use?
    5 projects | /r/golang | 28 Feb 2022
    https://onsi.github.io/ginkgo/ offers a simple way to create tables with different scenarios useful to generate different test cases based on a file like a yml without to need to develop useless code. Maybe at start seems to be a little verbose but depends how you design the test case.
    5 projects | /r/golang | 28 Feb 2022
    If you like BDD and more expressive tests, go get ginkgo. It is a pain in the back get the hang of its R-spec like syntax, but if you're good at it and you like it, it is very expressive and readable. It has its own matcher (assertions library), gomega, but if you don't like it, you can still use testify instead.
  • Testza - A modern test framework with pretty output
    2 projects | /r/golang | 25 Aug 2021
    What are people’s thoughts on testing frameworks? I’ve heard that most devs only use the testing package in the standard library and the testify package for assertions— I assume this is because Go is meant to be lightweight and scalable, and adding external dependencies basically goes against that. But I’ve also seen devs use packages like ginkgo to make tests more structured and readable. What do you guys think?
  • What are your favorite packages to use?
    55 projects | /r/golang | 15 Aug 2021
    Ginkgo Behavioural test framework
  • Air – Live reload when developing with Go
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Jul 2021
    If you write your tests with Ginkgo [0] its CLI can do this for you. It also has nice facilities to quickly disable a test or portion of a test by pretending an X to the test function name, or to focus a test (only run that test) by prepending an F. It’s pretty nice.

    [0]: https://onsi.github.io/ginkgo/

  • Half a million lines of Go at The Khan Academy
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 May 2021
    The BDD testing framework Ginko [1] has some "weird" / unidiomatic patterns, yet it is very popular

    https://github.com/onsi/ginkgo

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Testify and ginkgo you can also consider the following projects:

GoConvey - Go testing in the browser. Integrates with `go test`. Write behavioral tests in Go.

godog - Cucumber for golang

gomega - Ginkgo's Preferred Matcher Library

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

gotest.tools - A collection of packages to augment the go testing package and support common patterns.

go-cmp - Package for comparing Go values in tests

gocheck - Rich testing for the Go language

assert - :exclamation:Basic Assertion Library used along side native go testing, with building blocks for custom assertions

goblin - Minimal and Beautiful Go testing framework

httpexpect - End-to-end HTTP and REST API testing for Go.