sqlc VS sqlx

Compare sqlc vs sqlx and see what are their differences.

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sqlc sqlx
169 70
10,837 15,333
5.6% -
9.7 0.0
3 days ago 7 days ago
Go Go
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of sqlc. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-26.


Posts with mentions or reviews of sqlx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-14.
  • Python: Just Write SQL
    21 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Aug 2023
    We've always used https://github.com/jmoiron/sqlx which is just the standard package + mapping to/from structs.
  • Golang equivalent of MyBatis/iBatis
    4 projects | /r/golang | 3 Jul 2023
    You can use this https://github.com/jmoiron/sqlx
  • REST API with Go, Chi, MySQL and sqlx
    6 projects | dev.to | 23 Jun 2023
    I will be using sqlx to execute queries and map columns to struct fields and vice versa, sqlx is a library which provides a set of extensions on go's standard database/sql library.
  • PHP to Golang
    9 projects | /r/golang | 3 Jun 2023
  • Best sqlc alternative for dynamic queries?
    8 projects | /r/golang | 15 May 2023
    sqlx + squirrel ftw
  • Does Go, has something similar to Laravel eloquent (ORM) ?
    7 projects | /r/golang | 11 Apr 2023
    I'd rather suggest the use of tools more aligned with the core concepts of the language such as sqlx, which is an extension of the database/sql standard library. It allows you to use models/structs to map your tables but you have more control over the SQL statements you use to perform queries and the like. You can combine sqlx with Squirrel to build queries from composable parts.
  • Tools besides Go for a newbie
    36 projects | /r/golang | 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
  • Where Is the Spring Framework for Go?
    3 projects | /r/golang | 23 Mar 2023
    This is the same situation I saw 20 years ago. Back then, all the managers were pushing development in Oracle tools. Those managers grew up on Oracle and Java was too modern for them. Now the situation is similar. Managers used to do things in Java and now they are still pushing Java. In fact, today Java brings nothing but problems. When I see a new project starting on Java it is always some big desperation. For a comparison of Java and Go, just look at the documentation for SQL. For go: https://pkg.go.dev/database/sql (31 pages) and maybe https://jmoiron.github.io/sqlx/ (12 pages). In Java only one class is 59 pages (https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/sql/ResultSet.html) and look how many of those documents there are: https://docs.oracle.com/en/java/javase/13/docs/api/java.sql/java/sql/package-summary.html and on top of that we have javax.sql - https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/javax/sql/package-summary.html And even then you use Hibernate for example, where the documentation has 11 manuals and of those the User Guide has 353 pages - https://docs.jboss.org/hibernate/orm/6.2/userguide/html\_single/Hibernate\_User\_Guide.html
  • Is sqlx still maintained?
    2 projects | /r/golang | 15 Mar 2023
  • Golang tech stack
    11 projects | /r/golang | 12 Mar 2023

What are some alternatives?

When comparing sqlc and sqlx you can also consider the following projects:

GORM - The fantastic ORM library for Golang, aims to be developer friendly

pgx - PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go

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

Squirrel - Fluent SQL generation for golang

ent - An entity framework for Go

go-sql-driver/mysql - Go MySQL Driver is a MySQL driver for Go's (golang) database/sql package

jet - Type safe SQL builder with code generation and automatic query result data mapping

gomock - GoMock is a mocking framework for the Go programming language.

PyPika - PyPika is a python SQL query builder that exposes the full richness of the SQL language using a syntax that reflects the resulting query. PyPika excels at all sorts of SQL queries but is especially useful for data analysis.