In my previous post, I've outlined how I write tests.

Since I ended up writing a lot of code multiple times, I made my life slightly easier by creating two simple snippets for Visual Studio Code.


You can use the tcimp snippet to quickly add the basic imports needed for writing a test.

It uses the testing and assert libaries.

Just type tcimp and you'll get the following snippet:

import (

tcimp snippet


Typing tc sets up the basic structure for an empty test and results in:

func Test_<name>(t *testing.T) {
type test struct {
name string
var tests = []test{}
for _, tc := range tests {
t.Run(, func(t *testing.T) {

tc snippet

You can get the snippets from here.