mockery VS go-sqlmock

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

go-sqlmock

Sql mock driver for golang to test database interactions (by DATA-DOG)
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mockery go-sqlmock
7 13
3,772 4,625
3.7% 2.7%
8.2 3.0
9 days ago 17 days ago
Go Go
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 2022-05-27.
  • On interfaces and composition
    1 project | dev.to | 18 Jul 2022
    Mockery is a great tool to generate mocks based on interfaces, that way our unit tests can look like this (pseudocode):
  • Show HN: Simple Go mocks without interface{}s
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 May 2022
    Since mockery uses a lot of interface{} magic, adding arguments or return values to interfaces and regenerating the mocks does not get the compiler to complain about existing, now invalid, usages of the mocks. This means that I have to track them down manually. Or, if I'm brave enough, try my hand at a few crazy regexes that never get the job 100% done.

    go-mocky does not use interface{}s, and thus can't hide changes to function signatures from the compiler; whenever a mock has been updated and the function signature has changed, the compiler will complain for all existing tests. This means that I can now catch errors at compile/lint time instead of runtime.

    Another added benefit is that the go-mocky mocks are dead simple and very easy to write and maintain by hand, should the need ever arise.

    [1]: https://github.com/vektra/mockery

  • is there a way to write test in a sane way?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/golang | 22 Mar 2022
    +1 on testify. Started out with that, and it, together with its mocks and the framework mockery are a brilliant combination, assuming you are into testing with mocks to some extent
  • 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.

go-sqlmock

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 2022-07-17.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing mockery and go-sqlmock 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

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

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

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

moq - Interface mocking tool for go generate

minimock - Powerful mock generation tool for Go programming language

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

hoverfly - Lightweight service virtualization/API simulation tool for developers and testers