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Google Test

My primary test framework for C++ projects is Google Test due to its heavy support for mocking and other advanced features.  I also really like the fact that the CLion IDE from JetBrains has built-in support for Google Test.


  • xUnit test framework
  • Rich set of assertions
  • User-defined assertions
  • Death tests
  • Fatal and non-fatal failures
  • Parameratized tests by value and type
  • Variety of options for running tests

Supported on a variety of platforms:

  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Windows
  • Windows Mobile
  • Cygwin
  • MinGW
  • Symbian

Parallel test execution

Google also has a script that in their gtest-parallel project which can significantly speed up test case execution on multi-core machines.  This script first gets the list of all the tests cases and then launches multiple processes to run all the tests.

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