GORM VS beego

Compare GORM vs beego and see what are their differences.


The fantastic ORM library for Golang, aims to be developer friendly (by go-gorm)


beego is an open-source, high-performance web framework for the Go programming language. (by beego)
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GORM beego
20 6
25,575 27,131
2.3% 0.8%
9.2 9.3
6 days ago 1 day ago
Go Go
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of GORM. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-30.
  • Migrating from PHP to Go
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-09-30
    Do you like an ORM like eloquent for Laravel? Then I can recommend GORM https://gorm.io/
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-09-30
    Good ORM library: https://gorm.io/
  • 5chan - The 4chan clone
    dev.to | 2021-09-18
  • How We Went All In on sqlc/pgx for Postgres + Go
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-09-09
    Well, if you look at Gorm's prepare_stmt.go you see that it is a thin wrapper around a database/sql.Stmt. And if you look at database/sql.Stmt you see that it's a sort of handle to an abstract entity that it creates in the database.
  • Go, Kafka and gRPC clean architecture CQRS microservices with Jaeger tracing 👋🧑‍💻
    dev.to | 2021-08-29
    Writer service consumes kafka topics, process messages writing to postgres and publishes successfully processed messages to kafka. For working with postgres in Go in my opinion the best choose is pgx, but if you need query builder very good library is squirrel, personally don't like orm's, but usually as have seen, teams often uses gorm, it's up to you. ProcessMessages method listening kafka topics and call specific method depends on topic:
  • What Knowledge Golang Back End Developer Should Have?
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-08-24
    gorm's performance I believe is fairly impressive at this point. While it was bad at first, they put a lot of effort in the v2 release to make it great. Check out: https://github.com/go-gorm/gorm/issues/3055
  • Read table from database without knowng its field in golang
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-08-08
    Sure. You can do this, but I would honestly recommend to only do this in test code, if at all. Otherwise, you should aim to keep types and by that the according API to interact with your DB schema static and consistent. An easy way to do this would be to use an object relational mapper (ORM) library like gorm.
  • What is the best solution to unique data in golang
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-08-05
    Once in sqlite you can use something like https://gorm.io/ (or use a golang sqlite package like: github.com/mattn/go-sqlite3) to work with the data.
  • Database for Go projects?
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-06-20
    If you and your team currently don't have any specific requirements, I'd advice to choose an abstraction library that have supports for most common dbs (eg. gorm or bun) and start with whatever db you are more used to.
  • Which is the best go web framework for creating a rest api 's backend ?
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-06-19
    DB abstractions: - gorm - go-pg - bun - sqlx


Posts with mentions or reviews of beego. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-23.
  • Beego VS beego - a user suggested alternative
    The beego repo has been migrated.
  • Frameworks of the Future?
    dev.to | 2021-07-21
    Today, most of that mess is just how you threaten children to behave, because everybody else now has their equivalent to Rails. C#/VB.NET's ASP.NET, Elixir's Phoenix, Go's Beego, PHP's Laravel, Haskell's IHP, Java's Jakarta EE, JavaScript's Express, and literally dozens of others now have effective parity with Rails.
  • Which is the best go web framework for creating a rest api 's backend ?
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-06-19
    If you are looking for a full-blown MVC style framework you may want to check Beego or Buffalo.
  • CRUD in Go: equivalent of Django REST framework
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-06-16
    Longer Answer: Sorta, things like buffalo and gorm sorta do some of the things. But they are not point and click. beego does some pretty good code generation. Depending on what you are really looking for, you might find awesome-go to give you the base line.
  • Best Golang Web Framework for Larg Projects
    dev.to | 2021-03-08
  • Recommend Go Framework
    reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-02-16
    If you made it this far, welcome to Go and enjoy the ride :) if you want an all in one framework, seems like the community likes https://github.com/beego/beego

What are some alternatives?

When comparing GORM and beego you can also consider the following projects:

ent - An entity framework for Go


go-pg - Golang ORM with focus on PostgreSQL features and performance

SQLBoiler - Generate a Go ORM tailored to your database schema.

beego orm

gorp - Go Relational Persistence - an ORM-ish library for Go

xorm - xorm是一个简单而强大的Go语言ORM库,通过它可以使数据库操作非常简便。本库是基于原版xorm的定制增强版本,为xorm提供类似ibatis的配置文件及动态SQL支持,支持AcitveRecord操作

upper.io/db - Data access layer for PostgreSQL, CockroachDB, MySQL, SQLite and MongoDB with ORM-like features.

pop/soda - A Tasty Treat For All Your Database Needs

REL - :gem: Database Access Layer for Golang - Testable, Extendable and Crafted Into a Clean and Elegant API

reform - A better ORM for Go, based on non-empty interfaces and code generation.

go-queryset - 100% type-safe ORM for Go (Golang) with code generation and MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sqlite3, SQL Server support. GORM under the hood.