TIL: How to Separate our Golang Tests
Sometimes we want to be able to run our unit tests and integration tests separately.
In Golang we can do this using build tags, build tags are used to tell the compiler
important information when we run
go build 1.
Let say we have a file called
package_test.go. By adding
// +build integration to the top of the file
without any whitespace. This test file will only be run when we specify the tags in our
go test --tags=integration.
Our integration test file would look something like:
// +build integration
Our unit tests can be left without any build tags and can be run with
go test like normal.
To get this to compile correctly with VS Code we need to add the following to