Google’s Go language, known as Golang is an open-source programming language. Released in 2009 for public use, and the major advantage of Golang is that it’s easy to use as well as implement.

Firstly, what is Golang used for?

Being an open source, compiled programming language, Golang is actively used for writing native code. Furthermore, it helps developers for creating dependable, proficient, and simple software.

Also, the language reduces the amount of code typing while establishing the ground for writing APIs without hampering its functionality. Aside from that, the language is able to perform code checking prior to the runtime.

For this post, I will take a peek into 8 Golang web frameworks for 2020

1. Buffalo


With Buffalo, it is quick and simple to build a new web app with Go. When you are starting that new project, this framework had already have everything up for you from front-end to back-end development.

Buffalo has features such ask Hot Reloading, this means that dev command will watch your .go and .html files automatically, then it will rebuild and restart your binary for you.

Just run the dev command and you will see the changes go live. This is more than just a framework, it is a holistic web development eco-system that lets you get straight to the point (building your application).

2. Gin Gonic

Gin Gonic

Gin Gonic is a web framework with a martini-like API, but with much better performance. If you had used the discontinued Martini before, then you will probably be familiar with Gin Gonic. Otherwise, spend just 10 minutes to learn Gin. As it is easy to learn!

Gin Gonic considered being a minimalistic framework that includes only the most fundamental libraries and features. Thus making it perfect for developing high-performance REST APIs. Plus, it’s forty times faster than the old Martini framework.

If you’ve decided to add middleware, nested groups, JSON validation, and rendering you can, but it still keeps its optimum performance. Gin Gonic uses HTTProuter which is the fastest HTTP router for Go.

3. Goji


Goji is a lightweight web framework for web development. It has the right combination of composing ability and companies.

Goji is a minimalistic HTTP request multiplexer and includes Einhorn support, which makes it possible for you to have WebSocket support in Goji. It also has features including URL patterns, re-configurable middleware stack, graceful shutdown, and more. Goji can be used in production and has served billions of requests across big organisations.

4. Revel


If you are in the search of a Go framework that has a whole bunch of features than Revel should be on the top of that list

Because Revel offers the pre-configured straight out of the box, features which lead to the optimum usage, and it has in-built third-party plugins or middleware as it’s self-sufficient, what you probably won’t find in other Golang frameworks. When developing API, Revel  is the one-stop shop regardless of the complex functions. As it’s an independent framework, there’s no need to install it. 

5. Beego

Beego Framework

Beego is a full-fledged MVC framework with its logging library, ORM and web frameworks. You don’t need to get and install third-party libraries. It features a built-in tool called Bee Tool which watches out for your code changes and runs tasks when those changes are detected.

Beego saves you hours, especially at the beginning of a project when you are figuring out the logging framework or application structure.

6. Fiber


Fiber is a web framework that was created with the idea of minimalism and follows UNIX way, This framework been inspired by Express, the most popular web framework on the Internet. It combined the ease of Express and raw performance of Go. If you have ever implemented a web application on Node.js (using Express or similar), then many methods and principles will seem very common to you

7. Web.go

Web Go

Web.go is a lightweight framework and it offers additional functionality over Go, because of the tree routing system. Web.go is a more efficient system compared to simple list routing. This is because it allows for routing via relationships. This results in a lightweight, efficient, and easy to use the framework with impressive gains in routing efficiencies.

Web.go has been designed from the ground up to be basic. Therefore any additional features will not change Web.go in any notable way, particularly in terms of the underlying code-base size or requirements.

8. Gocraft


Gocraft is a minimalistic framework that offers fast and scalable routing performance. Gocraft is a Go mux and middleware package with casting and reflection capabilities to help your code base, Gocraft allows you to add optional functionality with the built-in middleware or you can write your own.

Gocraft adds routing to the net/HTTP package from the standard library and it makes for a great choice if performance is a concern for you. Lastly this framework is very easy to write back-end web apps.


8 Golang Frameworks for 2020