Programming language: Go
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Testing     Testing Frameworks    
Latest version: v1.6.4

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GoConvey is awesome Go testing

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Welcome to GoConvey, a yummy Go testing tool for gophers. Works with go test. Use it in the terminal or browser according to your viewing pleasure. View full feature tour.

GoConvey supports the current versions of Go (see the official Go release policy). Currently this means Go 1.16 and Go 1.17 are supported.


  • Directly integrates with go test
  • Fully-automatic web UI (works with native Go tests, too)
  • Huge suite of regression tests
  • Shows test coverage
  • Readable, colorized console output (understandable by any manager, IT or not)
  • Test code generator
  • Desktop notifications (optional)
  • Immediately open problem lines in Sublime Text (some assembly required)

You can ask questions about how to use GoConvey on StackOverflow. Use the tags go and goconvey.



$ go get github.com/smartystreets/goconvey

Quick start

Make a test, for example:

package package_name

import (
    . "github.com/smartystreets/goconvey/convey"

func TestSpec(t *testing.T) {

    // Only pass t into top-level Convey calls
    Convey("Given some integer with a starting value", t, func() {
        x := 1

        Convey("When the integer is incremented", func() {

            Convey("The value should be greater by one", func() {
                So(x, ShouldEqual, 2)

In the browser

Start up the GoConvey web server at your project's path:

$ $GOPATH/bin/goconvey

Then watch the test results display in your browser at:


If the browser doesn't open automatically, please click http://localhost:8080 to open manually.

There you have it. As long as GoConvey is running, test results will automatically update in your browser window.

The design is responsive, so you can squish the browser real tight if you need to put it beside your code.

The web UI supports traditional Go tests, so use it even if you're not using GoConvey tests.

In the terminal

Just do what you do best:

$ go test

Or if you want the output to include the story:

$ go test -v


Check out the

  • GoConvey wiki,
  • GoDoc
  • and the *_test.go files scattered throughout this project.


For web UI and terminal screenshots, check out the full feature tour.


GoConvey is brought to you by SmartyStreets and several contributors (Thanks!).

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the GoConvey README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.