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  • gqlgen

    go generate based graphql server library

    gqlgen for GraphQL services. It's well documented and maintained.

  • httpexpect

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

    httpexpect for testing HTTP services. Works great with both RESTful and GraphQL.

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  • bqb

    BQB is a lightweight and easy to use query builder that works with sqlite, mysql, mariadb, postgres, and others.

    (plug) bqb for very simple query building.

  • goose

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

    goose for simple database migrations.

  • sqlx

    general purpose extensions to golang's database/sql

    sqlx for database connections. It allows scanning into structs which saves a lot of time and is easier to use.

  • chi

    lightweight, idiomatic and composable router for building Go HTTP services

  • bun

    SQL-first Golang ORM (by uptrace) For SQL building.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

  • cobra

    A Commander for modern Go CLI interactions

    Cobra for generating CLI's

  • resty

    Simple HTTP and REST client library for Go

    Go-resty makes it a lot easier to create a http client and much more readable for developers.

  • rueidis

    A fast Golang Redis client that supports Client Side Caching, Auto Pipelining, Generics OM, RedisJSON, RedisBloom, RediSearch, etc.

    rueidis For fast client-side caching, distributed locking and Pub/Sub with Redis.

  • badger

    Fast key-value DB in Go.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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