Run tests on an isolated, temporary PostgreSQL database

pg_tmp is a compact shell script designed to make unit testing, integration testing with PostgreSQL easy in any language.Sometimes SQLite is used as drop-in replacement for PostgreSQL when running tests in order to make tests self-contained and therefore free of side-effects. This technique seems to suffice for simple interactions, but it does so by reducing the set of features that an application can use to the functionality common to both platforms. PostgreSQL can be thought of as a specialized programming environment.The engineering genius of unit tests is mainly the ability they have to shape the design of the internal interfaces used to build an application. To ensure that we are testing the module and not the environment we mock APIs to external resources, but never the runtime or the language itself.

Source: pg_tmp(1)

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