Testify VS go-testdeep

Compare Testify vs go-testdeep and see what are their differences.


A toolkit with common assertions and mocks that plays nicely with the standard library (by stretchr)
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Testify go-testdeep
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19,223 356
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6.5 4.3
13 days ago 10 days ago
Go Go
MIT License BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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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 2023-03-26.
  • Tools besides Go for a newbie
    36 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 26 Mar 2023
    IDE: use whatever make you productive. I personally use vscode. VCS: git, as golang communities use github heavily as base for many libraries. AFAIK Linter: use staticcheck for linting as it looks like mostly used linting tool in go, supported by many also. In Vscode it will be recommended once you install go plugin. Libraries/Framework: actually the standard libraries already included many things you need, decent enough for your day-to-day development cycles(e.g. `net/http`). But here are things for extra: - Struct fields validator: validator - Http server lib: chi router , httprouter , fasthttp (for non standard http implementations, but fast) - Web Framework: echo , gin , fiber , beego , etc - Http client lib: most already covered by stdlib(net/http), so you rarely need extra lib for this, but if you really need some are: resty - CLI: cobra - Config: godotenv , viper - DB Drivers: sqlx , postgre , sqlite , mysql - nosql: redis , mongodb , elasticsearch - ORM: gorm , entgo , sqlc(codegen) - JS Transpiler: gopherjs - GUI: fyne - grpc: grpc - logging: zerolog - test: testify , gomock , dockertest - and many others you can find here
  • Is gomock still maintained and recommended?
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 6 Mar 2023
    FWIW, I've been using testify and mockery for years.
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 6 Mar 2023
    To answer OP directly, I am largely quite happy with mockery (and testify) to write expressive tests.
  • Golang, GraphQL y Postgress
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/devsarg | 26 Jan 2023
    Como herramientas te recomiendo: FastJson https://github.com/valyala/fastjson : Si necesitas leer jsons Testify https://github.com/stretchr/testify : Para mockear y testear
  • How to develop a Web app in go
    9 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 19 Jan 2023
    Indispensable for testing your code: https://github.com/stretchr/testify
  • What's your favourite part of unit testing?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 19 Jan 2023
    Best tool in the ecosystem testify. Learn about Table driven test, suite - saves your time so much with setup & teardown. Absolutely one thing you need to follow, if you see anything breaking (or bugs) add tests for that, could be unit tests or integration tests, this's of huge value and reduces manual testsing.
  • TIL: panic(spew.Sdump(myVar))
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 10 Jan 2023
    I use https://github.com/stretchr/testify in tests, it prints structs and diffs very well
  • Learning Go and I don't like some features, maybe it's me?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 14 Dec 2022
  • Criando uma API Rest com Fiber - Uma história pessoal de aprendizado
    7 projects | dev.to | 22 Nov 2022
  • How do you do DB preparation in e2e tests?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 20 Oct 2022
    Assertion libraries that people seem to love: - testify (my favorite) - go-cmp is a more barebones library - gotest.tools -- I have never used this but some swear by it


Posts with mentions or reviews of go-testdeep. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-02.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Testify and go-testdeep you can also consider the following projects:

ginkgo - A Modern Testing Framework for Go

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

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

godog - Cucumber for golang

goblin - Minimal and Beautiful Go testing framework

go-mutesting - Mutation testing for Go source code

decimal - Arbitrary-precision fixed-point decimal numbers in go