A Little About Go Web Frameworks

Learn about some of the popular web frameworks currently available for Go apps.

Why do we need web frameworks?

To build a web app, an HTTP service in our case, the first thing we need is a web framework.

Well, technically, that's not 100% true. We can work without web frameworks and build a service by just using the internal libraries in Go, but there's no need of reinventing the wheel when we have web frameworks that can take care of most of the stuff for us.

The benefits of using web frameworks are briefly summarized here:

  • They take care of a lot of boilerplate code.

  • They speed up the development process by providing a lot of out-of-the-box solutions.

  • They help reduce maintenance overheads.

All this allows companies to focus on and build solutions for the unique problem they are trying to solve.

Some popular frameworks

Go has a wide range of frameworks to choose from. Let's explore some of these.


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