In-memory SQS For Unit Testing

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If you need an in-memory, functional SQS client during unit tests you can now use github.com/elliotchance/mocksqs.

The simplest way to create a new SQS service is with mocksqs.New(). However, if you need queues prepopulated you can use mocksqs.NewWithQueues():

Wherever you pass around an SQS client in your application, you should use the sqsiface.SQSAPI interface.

Only some of the common SQS methods are implemented. Methods not implemented will panic.

You can view the specific implementation details in the godoc documentation.

Functions can be set on queues to help with unit testing life cycle. For
example:

See the documentation for Queue for more information.

When enabled a sleep between 20 and 100 milliseconds is added to each call that would otherwise need to make a HTTP request with a real SQS client:

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I’m a data nerd and TDD enthusiast originally from Sydney. Currently working for Uber in New York. My thoughts here are my own. 🤓 elliotchance@gmail.com

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