In my last post, I wrote about some effective Ginkgo and Gomega practices; there were a few more suggestions that came to mind as I was writing but they felt like they were less “effective” and more “where did the last three hours go debugging this crap?” — A fairly arbitrary distinction but it’s my post so…

Like the previous post, familiarity with Ginkgo and Gomega is expected before reading. With that in mind, here’s some pain-points you might want to take care to avoid when writing tests using Ginkgo and Gomega.

Not initialising a variable in the closest BeforeEach

This must be the most pervasive gotcha for people new to writing Ginkgo tests, but it definitely catches old hands from time to time. …


William Martin

Software Engineer at Storyscript.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store