Selecting a GO web framework - Martini

Fri Jun 6, 2014

When GO came out in 2009, I had looked into it briefly. At the time, I didn’t have much experience writing web servers or concurrent systems, therefore, couldn’t fully put into perspective the different features Go had introduced.

Fast forward around April 2014, after having extensive experience working on Javascript and Node.JS, I picked up GO again. I even attended GoLang Sydney Meetup at ThoughtWorks.

Go is likely to be a number one choice for writing servers in the coming years.

Martini by CodeGangsta

Martini is a framework for writing web applications in GO, which is extremely easy to pick up. Conceptually, It’s similar to Express-JS, which the main reason why I went with it.

Sample Code - Martini + LevelDB

package main

import (

func main() {
  db, err := leveldb.OpenFile("db", nil)
  if err != nil {
  defer db.Close()

  m := martini.Classic()

  m.Get("/model", handler.GetProtoSchema)
  m.Get("/words", handler.GetWords)
  m.Post("/word", handler.PostWord)
  m.Post("/tag", handler.TagWord)
  m.Delete("/word/:name", handler.DeleteWord)
  m.Post("/upload", handler.UploadPic)


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