PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go (by jackc)

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  • Building RESTful API with Hexagonal Architecture in Go
    21 projects | | 27 Sep 2023
    For building the RESTful Point of Sale service API, I've considered and selected a combination of technologies that would work seamlessly together. For handling HTTP requests and responses, using the Gin HTTP web framework would make sense because I think it seems complete and popular among Go community too. To ensure data integrity and persistence, I'm using PostgreSQL database with pgx as the database driver, the reason I choose PostgreSQL because it is the most popular relational database to use in production and offers efficient Go integration. I'm also implementing caching using Redis with go-redis client library, which provides powerful in-memory data storage capabilities.
  • Working with postgres in GO.
    2 projects | /r/golang | 3 Jul 2023
    If you are willing to commit to working only with Postgres, I highly recommend pgx. Be sure you get the latest version This gives you the full power of interacting with Postgres without going through an intermediate lowest-common-denominator library.
  • How to Use Iris and PostgreSQL for Web Development
    6 projects | | 2 Jul 2023
    It uses pg package and pgx driver under the hood.
  • Could I get a code review?
    11 projects | /r/golang | 1 Jun 2023
    Starting off, is there any reason you're calling out to the CLI, instead of just using a Postgres driver like pgx? Shelling out to the command line should always be a last resort where possible as a software engineer.
  • Why elixir over Golang
    10 projects | /r/elixir | 29 May 2023
    For maintaining state I use PostgreSQL. Driver: (I use the pgxpools) Along with Sqlc for generating database models and allowing me to focus on just building queries in DBeaver.
  • Zig now has built-in HTTP server and client in std
    3 projects | | 18 May 2023
    Except pgx recommends using their native interface, not database/sql, for performance and extra features [0], so it's not that simple in practice.


  • Go Roadmap
    2 projects | /r/golang | 5 May 2023
    pgx is “PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go”. Take a look at
  • sql.DB connection TTLs + aws rds postgresql
    2 projects | /r/golang | 4 May 2023
    the postgres pgx driver supports this usecase:
  • Tools besides Go for a newbie
    36 projects | /r/golang | 26 Mar 2023
    IDE: use whatever make you productive. I personally use vscode. VCS: git, as golang communities use github heavily as base for many libraries. AFAIK Linter: use staticcheck for linting as it looks like mostly used linting tool in go, supported by many also. In Vscode it will be recommended once you install go plugin. Libraries/Framework: actually the standard libraries already included many things you need, decent enough for your day-to-day development cycles(e.g. `net/http`). But here are things for extra: - Struct fields validator: validator - Http server lib: chi router , httprouter , fasthttp (for non standard http implementations, but fast) - Web Framework: echo , gin , fiber , beego , etc - Http client lib: most already covered by stdlib(net/http), so you rarely need extra lib for this, but if you really need some are: resty - CLI: cobra - Config: godotenv , viper - DB Drivers: sqlx , postgre , sqlite , mysql - nosql: redis , mongodb , elasticsearch - ORM: gorm , entgo , sqlc(codegen) - JS Transpiler: gopherjs - GUI: fyne - grpc: grpc - logging: zerolog - test: testify , gomock , dockertest - and many others you can find here
  • Why use Rust on the back end?
    6 projects | | 20 Mar 2023
    Why don't you use sqlc + pgx? What's missing from the two?

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jackc/pgx is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of pgx is Go.

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