TDD and CI - closing the agile loop over system programming using Go (golang)

With Google Go becoming more popular and accepted, it becomes important for us to know the right framework to apply for adopting a TDD and CI approach to writing application written in Go. Especially, when we are talking in the context of writing software which interfaces with system drivers and services.

We will also look at how we can create a build pipeline to run automated tests and continuously integrate into a packaged software.

Other programming environments, have achieved a good level of maturity with tools for writing tests. I will present how we adapted our learnings in such environments into development in golang.

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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Overview of the Go language
2. How developing in Go may bring in new challenges
3. How we tried to mitigate the challenges
4. Demonstration of TDD in Go
5. Demonstartion of CI Integration with automated testing for the Go tests
6. Caveats

Learning Outcome

At the end of the talk, I expect people to be at a good position to evaluate testing and integration strategies when developing in Go. Especially when there are device drivers to mock and stub.

We will see if writing a system program is different from writing a web application and how we can adapt.

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  • Shashank Teotia
    By Shashank Teotia  ~  4 years ago
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    I don't think there will be time to do a comparison but I will touch upon why Go could be a good choice. However, the talk will focus more on Go and the testing ecosystem which Go has. In the session, we will pick a small problem, write some tests and code and integrate a Jenkins pipeline for Continous Integration. We can also spend some time, where I will pick a case study, where we had a SOA, with Go exposing a service consumed by a front end written in nodejs-webkit.

  • Sachin goel
    By Sachin goel  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi - are there any comparative analysis as well - why GO or why not? Thanks - sachin

  • Sonik Chopra
    By Sonik Chopra  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Shashank

    I am sure this will be very useful for the developers community. Will you be demonstrating hands on session too Or will it be presentation only? Can you please elaborate more on contents also to ensure that this demonstration can carry out well for 90 minutes session.


    Sonik Chopra


    • Doc Norton
      By Doc Norton  ~  4 years ago
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      I second Sonik's comments.

      Are participants going to do any coding? Are you going to do any live coding? Is this strictly a presentation?

      - Doc


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