A favourite test helper library, with some simple test assertion functions clearly has some value. But this post puts forward some useable concrete arguments why they are normally just not worth it.
Posts in “Testing”
We are all products of our own histories, and I suspect many routes to Go have been made less enjoyable by misguided expectations. The journey from when a budding developer first ‘hello worlded’ to now may have made Go’s more subtle strengths less obvious to them.
The test pyramid has its place - it gets across a simple idea, but it has been taken too literally, and applied innapropriately.
Its essential we have good integration tests and performance tests on our restful api, particularly now that many of the moving parts will migrate to microservices written in Go.
Trying to use Jmeter both to validate responses and apply reasonable load has been troublesome.