Last updated 13 days ago by Eleni Fragkiadakigolang
Since version 1.7 the Go testing package provides the ability to run some of the tests in parallel (well not entirely in parallel but that is another blog post 😉). This is optional functionality you can enable by adding a single line of code t.Parallel() in your subtests. But how does that work exactly and what does Go actually do with these tests?
You can find the source code for this blog post under my Github profile. The repository includes the
sort library with an implementation of the Counting Sort algorithm (a stable sorting algorithm) along with the tests that make sure that our code works.
The structure of the repository is shown below – we can see the
count_sort.go package and the corresponding test package (which is named the same just suffixed with
## Tests, table tests and sub-tests in Go
Each test in Go is a function inside an
_test.go file that roughly looks like this: