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9.6 9.5 L4 Google Test VS CatchA modern, C++-native, test framework for unit-tests, TDD and BDD - using C++14, C++17 and later (C++11 support is in v2.x branch, and C++03 on the Catch1.x branch)
8.0 8.4 L1 Google Test VS doctestThe fastest feature-rich C++11/14/17/20 single-header testing framework
3.5 6.7 L4 Google Test VS Boost.TestThe reference C++ unit testing framework (TDD, xUnit, C++03/11/14/17)
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Live at Head
GoogleTest now follows the
Abseil Live at Head philosophy.
We recommend using the latest commit in the
main branch in your projects.
Our documentation is now live on GitHub Pages at https://google.github.io/googletest/. We recommend browsing the documentation on GitHub Pages rather than directly in the repository.
Release 1.11.0 is now available.
- We are planning to take a dependency on Abseil.
- More documentation improvements are planned.
Welcome to GoogleTest, Google's C++ test framework!
This repository is a merger of the formerly separate GoogleTest and GoogleMock projects. These were so closely related that it makes sense to maintain and release them together.
More information about building GoogleTest can be found at [googletest/README.md](googletest/README.md).
- An xUnit test framework.
- Test discovery.
- A rich set of assertions.
- User-defined assertions.
- Death tests.
- Fatal and non-fatal failures.
- Value-parameterized tests.
- Type-parameterized tests.
- Various options for running the tests.
- XML test report generation.
GoogleTest requires a codebase and compiler compliant with the C++11 standard or newer.
The GoogleTest code is officially supported on the following platforms. Operating systems or tools not listed below are community-supported. For community-supported platforms, patches that do not complicate the code may be considered.
If you notice any problems on your platform, please file an issue on the GoogleTest GitHub Issue Tracker. Pull requests containing fixes are welcome!
- gcc 5.0+
- clang 5.0+
- MSVC 2015+
macOS users: Xcode 9.3+ provides clang 5.0+.
Note: Bazel is the build system used by the team internally and in tests. CMake is supported on a best-effort basis and by the community.
Who Is Using GoogleTest?
In addition to many internal projects at Google, GoogleTest is also used by the following notable projects:
- The Chromium projects (behind the Chrome browser and Chrome OS).
- The LLVM compiler.
- Protocol Buffers, Google's data interchange format.
- The OpenCV computer vision library.
Related Open Source Projects
GTest Runner is a Qt5 based automated test-runner and Graphical User Interface with powerful features for Windows and Linux platforms.
GoogleTest UI is a test runner that runs your test binary, allows you to track its progress via a progress bar, and displays a list of test failures. Clicking on one shows failure text. GoogleTest UI is written in C#.
gtest-parallel is a test runner that runs tests from your binary in parallel to provide significant speed-up.
GoogleTest Adapter is a VS Code extension allowing to view GoogleTest in a tree view, and run/debug your tests.
C++ TestMate is a VS Code extension allowing to view GoogleTest in a tree view, and run/debug your tests.
Cornichon is a small Gherkin DSL parser that generates stub code for GoogleTest.
for details on how to contribute to this project.