mux VS httprouter

Compare mux vs httprouter and see what are their differences.


A powerful HTTP router and URL matcher for building Go web servers with 🦍 (by gorilla)


A high performance HTTP request router that scales well (by julienschmidt)
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mux httprouter
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17,948 15,091
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2.6 3.1
4 months ago 8 days ago
Go Go
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of mux. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-15.


Posts with mentions or reviews of httprouter. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-26.
  • Tools besides Go for a newbie
    36 projects | | 26 Mar 2023
    IDE: use whatever make you productive. I personally use vscode. VCS: git, as golang communities use github heavily as base for many libraries. AFAIK Linter: use staticcheck for linting as it looks like mostly used linting tool in go, supported by many also. In Vscode it will be recommended once you install go plugin. Libraries/Framework: actually the standard libraries already included many things you need, decent enough for your day-to-day development cycles(e.g. `net/http`). But here are things for extra: - Struct fields validator: validator - Http server lib: chi router , httprouter , fasthttp (for non standard http implementations, but fast) - Web Framework: echo , gin , fiber , beego , etc - Http client lib: most already covered by stdlib(net/http), so you rarely need extra lib for this, but if you really need some are: resty - CLI: cobra - Config: godotenv , viper - DB Drivers: sqlx , postgre , sqlite , mysql - nosql: redis , mongodb , elasticsearch - ORM: gorm , entgo , sqlc(codegen) - JS Transpiler: gopherjs - GUI: fyne - grpc: grpc - logging: zerolog - test: testify , gomock , dockertest - and many others you can find here
  • shift: high-performance HTTP router for Go
    2 projects | | 26 Mar 2023
    Also, you seemed to have copied the path.go from Julien Schmidt's httprouter without even thanking or mentioning it in the README, which I think is not a good attitude. Yes, httprouter is BSD-3-Clause licensed, but showing the people that you took the code from some respect, should be a absolute must, in my opinon.
  • What mux/router to use now a days?
    13 projects | | 15 Mar 2023
    For a simple web app,
  • Luciano Remes | Golang is π˜Όπ™‘π™’π™€π™¨π™© Perfect
    7 projects | | 2 Jan 2023
    Take this as the high-performing router (I used this in an early demo for the company I worked for when we considered Golang).
  • Implemented a bench marker to compare Go's HTTP Router
    16 projects | | 20 Dec 2022
    The julienschmidt/go-http-routing-benchmark is the julienschmidt/httprouter, but maintenance seemed to have stopped in recent years, so I decided to create my own benchmarker and implement it. I decided to implement bench markers.
  • Standard library, Fiber, Iris, Gin, ... where does one even begin with writing production web apps in Go?
    4 projects | | 14 Nov 2022
    As another aside, I will actively discourage Iris.
  • go-doudou released v1.3.2 with officially supporting for grpc
    2 projects | | 3 Oct 2022
    Add NewHttpRouterSrv api for using httprouter (which is used by gin) as router
  • Does Go have a widely used framework, or it's used without anything?
    21 projects | | 24 Sep 2022
    I'll check (and I extensively use) httprouter along the stdlib.
  • What is the best microservices framework in Go?
    5 projects | | 23 Sep 2022
    I prefer to use either, vanilla go http handlers around, or wrap the forementioned http router with a extension that allows my handlers to return errors and/or response models.
  • Why I love Go
    2 projects | | 13 Sep 2022
    Agreed, but I now use this httprouter pkg in every Go webservice project now. It's one of only a few third-party dependencies for most of my Go projects too because of how bountiful the stdlib is.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing mux and httprouter you can also consider the following projects:

Gin - Gin is a HTTP web framework written in Go (Golang). It features a Martini-like API with much better performance -- up to 40 times faster. If you need smashing performance, get yourself some Gin.

Fiber - ⚑️ Express inspired web framework written in Go

Echo - High performance, minimalist Go web framework

chi - lightweight, idiomatic and composable router for building Go HTTP services

fasthttp - Fast HTTP package for Go. Tuned for high performance. Zero memory allocations in hot paths. Up to 10x faster than net/http

Iris - The fastest HTTP/2 Go Web Framework. New, modern and easy to learn. Fast development with Code you control. Unbeatable cost-performance ratio :leaves: :rocket: | θ°’θ°’ | #Go

Beego - beego is an open-source, high-performance web framework for the Go programming language.