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Assume that you have a panic recovery middleware in your Golang application and you want to make sure it works as expected. You can use example test below.

package middleware

import (


func PanicRecovery(handler http.Handler) http.Handler {
return http.HandlerFunc(func(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
defer func() {
if err := recover(); err != nil {
// Log the error or something else...

if err := response.Write(w, response.Response{
Status: http.StatusInternalServerError,
Code: response.CodeInternalError,
Message: response.MessageInternalError,
}); err != nil {

handler.ServeHTTP(w, r)

package middleware

import (


func TestPanicRecovery(t *testing.T) {
homeHandler := func(http.ResponseWriter, *http.Request) { panic("some error") }
panicHandler := PanicRecovery(http.HandlerFunc(homeHandler))

req := httptest.NewRequest("GET", "/", nil)
res := httptest.NewRecorder()

panicHandler.ServeHTTP(res, req)

assert.Equal(t, 500, res.Code)
assert.Equal(t, `{"code":"internal_error","message":"Internal error"}`, res.Body.String())