It's now been a few months since I decided that the kind of testing tools I wanted for Go programming hadn't yet been created (or I just hadn't found them yet...). So, about 4 months ago I started work on GoConvey and a month later came the first release.
The coolest thing about GoConvey (other than the clean DSL, comprehensive set of built-in assertions, and the fact that it integrates fully with
go test) is the built-in auto-reloading web UI that reports your test results to your web browser whenever a relevant file is saved (HTML5 notifications included). I've always been a fan of terminal scripts that run tests on changes but had never seen it done in the browser. Thanks to Matt at Smarty for turning that idea into a reality that was even more fun to use than I initially thought.
Since the initial release a lot has been improved. Here's a summarized listing:
go get -t command
While there are many things I'd like to do to improve GoConvey I'm really proud of it for now. Thanks also go to the Gopher Academy Blog for publishing our guest post in its recent Go Advent listing (and thanks again to Matt for writing the article!). I plan on publishing several more posts about how to get the most out of GoConvey to drive the development of your software systems. Stay tuned...