Most recommended database migration tool? using golang for the record

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  • migrate

    Database migrations. CLI and Golang library.

    I would avoid go-migrate. According to the bug reports it seems that it doesn't track the applied migrations and will skip older migrations on merged branches silently:

  • gobuffalo/pop

    A Tasty Treat For All Your Database Needs (by gobuffalo)

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  • tern

    The SQL Fan's Migrator

  • gormigrate

    Minimalistic database migration helper for Gorm ORM

  • GORM

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

  • dbmate

    :rocket: A lightweight, framework-agnostic database migration tool.

  • goose

    A database migration tool. Supports SQL migrations and Go functions.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • atlas

    A database toolkit

  • sql-migrate

    SQL schema migration tool for Go.

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