We’ve previously talked about Go – it’s a very powerful, efficient, and lean language that powers both enterprise and small group applications. While Go itself is very powerful, as with any language, additional functionality is often desired, or outright required.
When those situations arise, having a solid frameworkwith which to depend on is very important. Thankfully, Go has matured since its release, and boasts a wide range of amazing frameworks.
While “framework” is often confused for dependencies or extensions, in reality, a good framework is simply a library that provides support for a range of activities and services. Frameworks are often framed within the strictures of lightweight and fully featured, and when choosing your specific framework, you must consider not only what your API currently requires, but what you might want to implement in the future.
Today, we compare seven popular Go frameworks that can be used to build a REST API – we’ll identify what differentiates them, and hopefully discover a framework that’s right for your given application.
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