Open-source Go projects categorized as JSON

Top 23 Go JSON Projects

  • GitHub repo urfave/cli

    A simple, fast, and fun package for building command line apps in Go (by urfave)

    Project mention: Can you recommend open source projects with small codebase, but with high benefits for learning? | reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-02-22
  • GitHub repo jsoniter

    A high-performance 100% compatible drop-in replacement of "encoding/json" (by json-iterator)

  • GitHub repo GJSON

    Get JSON values quickly - JSON parser for Go

    Project mention: comparing two jsons element-wise | reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-03-01

    gjson package could also be useful for this case (https://github.com/tidwall/gjson). Of course, it wouldn’t show the difference, but local json (I assume it’s a model data, used as a reference) can be used to get keys list and values to compare with.

  • GitHub repo Ponzu

    Headless CMS with automatic JSON API. Featuring auto-HTTPS from Let's Encrypt, HTTP/2 Server Push, and flexible server framework written in Go.

    Project mention: Dive to Clean Architecture with Golang | dev.to | 2020-12-19

    github - ponzu-cms/ponzu

  • GitHub repo opa

    An open source, general-purpose policy engine.

    Project mention: Want to contribute to OPA | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 2021-02-12

    Yeap GitHub for OPA is here. Pick a small issue and start there. https://github.com/open-policy-agent/opa/issues

  • GitHub repo zerolog

    Zero Allocation JSON Logger

    Project mention: Q: using sync.Pool vs buffer... | reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-01-21

    i dont know zerolog, from my quick research, i found this

  • GitHub repo jsonparser

    One of the fastest alternative JSON parser for Go that does not require schema

    Project mention: what's the best way to parse specific param in request body? | reddit.com/r/golang | 2020-12-29

    But in case your main problem is speed and you want to not to parse what you don't need use https://github.com/buger/jsonparser

  • GitHub repo hcl

    HCL is the HashiCorp configuration language.

    Project mention: Building a Rust-powered OSS startup | reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-03-04

    > I can imagine something homegrown, or languages like Cue, Dhall or HCL.

  • GitHub repo easyjson

    Fast JSON serializer for golang. (by mailru)

    Project mention: Обережно кодогенерація | dev.to | 2020-09-21

    Бібліотека easyjson теж для серіалізації працює через додатковий код замість використання рефлексії. Але після внесення в easyjson одної з оптимізацій, час від часу почали отримувати зламаний JSON, ось приклад тесту який покаже помилку.

  • GitHub repo gorequest

    GoRequest -- Simplified HTTP client ( inspired by nodejs SuperAgent )

  • GitHub repo minify

    Go minifiers for web formats (by tdewolff)

  • GitHub repo octosql

    OctoSQL is a query tool that allows you to join, analyse and transform data from multiple databases and file formats using SQL.

    Project mention: Minimally Invasive (and More Accurate) Analytics: GoAccess and Athena/SQL | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-16

    With OctoSQL[0], as I wanted to see how people are using it, I literally just set up an http endpoint which received a JSON request on each CLI invocation (you can see the data sent in the code, it's open source) and appended it to an on-disk JSON file.

    Then I used... OctoSQL to analyze it!

    Nit: The project may seem dead for a few months, but I'm just in midst of a rewrite (on a branch) which gets rid of wrong decisions and makes it easier to embed in existing applications.


  • GitHub repo httpexpect

    End-to-end HTTP and REST API testing for Go.

    Project mention: Hacktoberfest: 69 Beginner-Friendly Projects You Can Contribute To | dev.to | 2020-09-29

    https://github.com/gavv/httpexpect End-to-end HTTP and REST API testing for Go.

  • GitHub repo gojsonq

    A simple Go package to Query over JSON/YAML/XML/CSV Data

  • GitHub repo nano

    Lightweight, facility, high performance golang based game server framework

    Project mention: New ‘Action Roguelike’ C++ Project on GitHub | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-16

    Couldn't you use just a vanilla Golang (or any other language) microservice for all of this? If you know what you are doing you can have a bulletproof basic service with all of the above up and running in no time, just add your game logic. Most of your requirements are part and parcel of any modern commercial Docker microservice. Never mind that such frameworks already exist, e.g. nano [0] specifically designed for games.

    Scalability is also not an issue. Number of simultaneous players and objects is limited by bandwidth and latency only. There are certainly no barriers to handling multi-million entity databases on any modern server. You're really only limited by how much data you can push out to your users within an update tick. And of course by how much money you're willing to pay for back end compute capacity on an ongoing basis. But those costs are very low these days, especially if you have dedicated servers rather then AWS/Google/Azure.

    I think perhaps the issue is not so much that frameworks don't exist, but rather that no single framework has achieved popularity in the game design community. The indie crowd is not likely to want to, or afford to, run servers for years and years, so the demand is not there. The triple-A studios roll their own.

    [0] https://github.com/lonng/nano

  • GitHub repo render

    Go package for easily rendering JSON, XML, binary data, and HTML templates responses. (by unrolled)

  • GitHub repo tanka

    Flexible, reusable and concise configuration for Kubernetes

    Project mention: INTERCAL, YAML, And Other Horrible Programming Languages | reddit.com/r/programming | 2021-02-25

    Jsonnet has been serving me well. Tanka seems to fix all the remaining issues. It's not the fastest thing out there, but it's honestly easy to debug.

  • GitHub repo fastjson

    Fast JSON parser and validator for Go. No custom structs, no code generation, no reflection (by valyala)

  • GitHub repo sjson

    Set JSON values very quickly in Go

    Project mention: Golang JSON Gotchas That Drove Me Crazy But I Have Learned to Deal With | reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-02-28

    Good article on marshaling to structs. JSON in Go can also be done with map[string]interface{} or the excellent https://github.com/tidwall/gjson and https://github.com/tidwall/sjson, depending on your use case.

  • GitHub repo dasel

    Query, update and convert data structures from the command line. Comparable to jq/yq but supports JSON, TOML, YAML, XML and CSV with zero runtime dependencies.

    Project mention: Parsing JSON at the CLI: A Practical Introduction to jq (and more!) | reddit.com/r/commandline | 2020-12-21

    Cool tool, thanks for sharing. I also like this one which is more complex like jq but also supports many different data formats https://github.com/TomWright/dasel

  • GitHub repo encoding

    Go package containing implementations of efficient encoding, decoding, and validation APIs. (by segmentio)

    Project mention: In-memory caching solutions | reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-02-01

    If you're interested in super fast & easy JSON for that cache give this a try I've used it in prod & never had a problem.

  • GitHub repo go-json

    Fast JSON encoder/decoder compatible with encoding/json for Go

    Project mention: Fast JSON encoder/decoder compatible with encoding/json for Go | reddit.com/r/golang | 2021-02-09
  • GitHub repo stash

    An organizer for your porn, written in Go (by stashapp)

    Project mention: Scrape, tag and host adult content? | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-03-06

    Check out stash. https://github.com/StashApp/Stash

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-03-06.


What are some of the best open-source JSON projects in Go? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 urfave/cli 15,386
2 jsoniter 8,968
3 GJSON 7,899
4 Ponzu 5,164
5 opa 4,701
6 zerolog 4,409
7 jsonparser 3,860
8 hcl 3,361
9 easyjson 3,019
10 gorequest 2,811
11 minify 2,592
12 octosql 2,343
13 httpexpect 1,631
14 gojsonq 1,626
15 nano 1,597
16 render 1,413
17 tanka 1,285
18 fastjson 1,152
19 sjson 1,123
20 dasel 736
21 encoding 697
22 go-json 603
23 stash 559