GoLand lets you create and run tests using the following Go test frameworks:
- gotest – for running standard unit tests
- gocheck – for extending your standard test packaging and running more complex tests
- gobench – for running performance tests
Creating and running Go tests
- Open a file for which you want to create a Go test.
- In the Project tool window, right-click the project where you want to create your test file.
- From the context menu, select .
- In the dialog that opens, enter the name of your file. The correct syntax for naming test files is
- Create your test or press Alt+Insert to open a context menu with a list of available test templates.
On how to write benchmark tests, please refer to the golang benchmark documentation.
On how to use gocheck, please refer to the gocheck documentation.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+F10 to run the created test and check results in the Run tool window.
While in the Run tool window you can execute different actions such as rerunning (Ctrl+F5) your test session or rerunning failed tests.
If you want to run your test with coverage, in the editor, right-click the icon on the left gutter and select the Run <name> with Coverage option.
If you want to see the results of other already saved coverages, do the following:
- Press Ctrl+Alt+F6
- In the dialog that opens, select a coverage you want to display and click Show Selected to see coverage results.
Creating a run/debug configuration for Go tests
If you need to access the Run/Debug Configurations dialog or create a new run configuration, do the following:
- On the main menu, select .
- Click the icon on the toolbar and select the Go Test configuration type.
- Specify the Go Test configuration settings. They default settings are enough to create an executable run configuration, but if you need, you can specify the following Go-specific options:
- Test framework – if you want to create other then plain unit test configuration, select either gocheck or gobench.
- Pattern – use this field to filter what tests to run. It sets
If the field is empty then filters are not set and GoLand will run all tests.
- Go tool arguments – use this field to specify different go commands.
You can also create a configuration for other tasks or Go commands that would depend on your main configuration.
- In the Before Launch section, click the icon.
- In the list that opens, specify what you want to run prior launching your test configuration and click OK.