Tools for the Ginkgo testing framework that simplifies microservices integration testing

Inspired by Gonkey

Gonkey ( is a testing toolkit that work with testing specifications written in yaml format. Gonkey has many good ideas and paradigms, for example:

  • response/request testing
  • mocks for external services
  • database fixtures
  • database query checks

But the yaml format is not a very flexible format for writing extension.

Plow has adopted proven techiques from Gonkey codebase to the Ginkgo testing framework

Codebase sharing

  • some code migrated from testing framework


  • Request/response checks
  • Data storages fixtures (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Aerospike, Redis)
  • Database query checks


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