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  • 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.

    A popular framework that comes to mind is Gin

  • mux

    A powerful HTTP router and URL matcher for building Go web servers with 🦍

    I use standard library along with gorilla/mux and golang-jwt/jwt

  • Scout APM

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  • jwt

    Community maintained clone of (by golang-jwt)

    I use standard library along with gorilla/mux and golang-jwt/jwt

  • chi

    lightweight, idiomatic and composable router for building Go HTTP services


  • Fiber

    ⚡️ Express inspired web framework written in Go


  • Squirrel

    Fluent SQL generation for golang

    Recently I discovered a phenomenal library called Masterminds/squirrel and I am just in-love with it, I use it for everything pertaining to database stuff. If you could imagine a spectrum of ORM on the left side, pure SQL queries on the right, squirrel is a somewhere in the middle. I highly recommend you check it out!

  • Echo

    High performance, minimalist Go web framework

    It's a mix. I usually use echo ( for routing and some middleware mixed in with custom middleware. Echo is used because it's readable and expressive in the function naming that ensures you know how it's behaving.

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  • rest

    Web services with OpenAPI and JSON Schema done quick in Go (by swaggest)

    I used Echo for a lot of stuff (and it was easy to work with), but recently OpenAPI 3 has been a requirement, so I've switched to

  • grpc-gateway

    gRPC to JSON proxy generator following the gRPC HTTP spec

    There is an example here:

  • GORM

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

  • Goyave

    🍐 Elegant Golang REST API Framework

    I'm using Goyave, removes the hassle of setting up a lot of things yourself for bigger projects or APIs that are going to be exposed to the internet. Otherwise for internal services it's probably overkill.

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