A lightweight RESTful web framework for Go
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Goweb

A lightweight RESTful web framework for Go.

Goweb A lightweight RESTful web framework for Go.

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Who uses Goweb?

  • "Using Goweb has greatly simplified the creation, maintenance, and consistency of several of our internal services, allowing us to focus our effort on the underlying behavior of the services themselves." Derek Buitenhuis, Vimeo
  • "We are actively developing with Goweb to implement the REST api in-front of a neural network application" Jon McMillan, MCN Healthcare
  • "We are developing an API on top of Goweb that will power our platform as well as allow customers to access our data via a REST API." Robert Mulley, CB Insights

Are you using Goweb?

We are looking to put together a list of companies / people that are using Goweb. If you would like to help promote Goweb, and be included in the list, please comment on our issue and we'll get it going. Thanks.

Get started

  • To install, run go get github.com/stretchr/goweb
  • Import the package as usual with import "github.com/stretchr/goweb" in your code.
  • Look at the example_webapp project for some ideas of how to get going
  • Read the Goweb API Documentation
  • To update to the latest version of goweb, just run go get -u github.com/stretchr/goweb

Features

  • Drastically improved path matching
  • Cleaner interface for responding (e.g. goweb.API.RespondWithData, and goweb.Respond.WithRedirect)
  • More control over standard response object for API responses
  • Cleaner RESTful interface design
    • Default OPTIONS implementation that informs clients what methods the controller exposes
  • Easily publish static files as well as code driven output
  • Much easier to write testable code
  • Better package structure
  • Modular design, making adding new stuff easy
  • Handler mechanism to easily add pre and post handlers to certain requests
  • Uses stretchr/codecs package allowing better support for multiple formats
  • Easily match paths using Regex instead
  • Better error management
  • Performance improvements from Goweb 1

Interesting articles

People who use Goweb also use

  • Gomniauth - Authentication package (OAuth2 etc.)

Requirements

  • Goweb runs on Go 1.1

Contributing

Please feel free to submit issues, fork the repository and send pull requests. Be sure to check out our development practices before you get going.

When submitting an issue, we ask that you please include steps to reproduce the issue so we can see it on our end also!

Licence

Copyright (c) 2012 - 2013 Mat Ryer and Tyler Bunnell

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