Testing survey

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  • testhelper.mod

    Some useful functions to simplify and improve testing

    The standard Go testing environment is very good, certainly for unit testing. You might want to use some test helper packages to provide some missing features. For instance, table-driven testing where you have a table of test-specific structures providing inputs and expected results which you iterate over, is a good way of organising your tests. One downside is that the test failure will all be reported from the same line and it can be hard to find the failing test. A useful helper to identify the failing test is the ID struct from github.com/nickwells/testhelper.mod/v2/testhelper which if created using the MkID function will show the filename and line of the failing test. This package also offers standardised comparison checks and support for Golden files and lots more.

  • Respawn

    Intelligent database cleaner for integration tests

    I come from a .NET background and in the .NET environment I used to seed the database with the necessary data on each test and then clean the database at the end of the test using the Respawn library.

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