Rapid, easy full-stack web development starter kit in Go (by mikestefanello)

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  • Is there a framework out for go that rivals Laravel as far as out of the box features and tools?
    7 projects | /r/golang | 6 Mar 2023
    Recently, I have stumbled across this one:
  • Best Web Sever Framework?
    4 projects | /r/golang | 11 Feb 2023
  • Htmx
    10 projects | | 14 Dec 2022
    I'd like to make a small plug for a really awesome Golang web development starter kit I found recently called pagoda ( It wires up HTMX, together with Alpine.js and Bulma CSS, onto a really fantastic collection of Go libraries on the back end.
  • Go Framework: No Framework?
    11 projects | | 29 Nov 2022
    Well said. The 'no big framework' thing works for Go because the Go standard library defines a common way for dealing with HTTP. The difficulty, then, is identifying 3rd party packages that play well with the rest of the ecosystem.

    You can see the opposite in projects like Echo, Gin, Beego, etc., that eschew the standard library to various degrees and try to build the kitchen sink themselves. Sometimes this works! Echo is very popular, despite having nonstandard handlers and context. An absolute Go newbie is probably going to have an easier time using it than trying to pick out the best collection of libraries themselves.

    I would love to see more 'blessed stack' collections that tie together good libraries such as this one:

  • Go for monolithic websites ?
    6 projects | /r/golang | 12 Nov 2022
  • Pagoda: Full-stack web development starter kit in Go
    1 project | | 12 Nov 2022
  • Ghostly is a simple, lightweight, and fast full-stack framework for Golang
    10 projects | | 11 Nov 2022
    The readme doesn't seem to mention or list what libraries this depends on, it has chi and jet at least based on the structs section.

    Given this "framework" is predominantly a collection of other people's (usually apache/mit) work, where is the BOM/licence text including all of the dependencies?

    And why has the author attempted to licence their likely sub 100 lines of glue code under the GPL?

    I don't see the point in using something like this which is basically a prefilled go.mod with some other files with a pretty stock organization.

    I've used Pagoda ( in the past which makes a show of displaying its nature as a wrapper around a bunch of community libraries, and is documented as such. They also make effort to document the interfaces for each component so you could easily replace them with your own implementations to avoid getting stuck due to the "framework". This is my preferred approach for all of these "starters" now since using pagoda.

  • Autostrada: A codebase generator for new Go projects
    5 projects | /r/golang | 10 Oct 2022
    I recently came across - which is also a very good starter kit. Unfortunately it comes with some tools I personally don't like a lot (yet) - like htmlx for templates. I suppose this is a problem of all starters - you can only build one which is ideal for you, but not for others. But anyway it's simpler to remove/replace unnecessary parts than create everything from scratch.
  • how to learn Go web development in 2022?
    7 projects | /r/golang | 30 Jun 2022
  • GO Boilerplate templates
    4 projects | /r/golang | 3 Jun 2022
    Pagoda looks really nice
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