This was a presentation I gave at the Denver Go Meetup in September 2015.
My goal is to teach others and myself how to build a robust, modern web application in Go. My hope is that startups will turn to Go instead of Rails or Django when building web apps.
What is a “modern web app”? It’s a server that does all this:
- Request Scoped Data
- User Authentication
- Interfaces with a database
- Compiles js, csss, images and other assets
- Renders templates and views
- Serves static files
- Shuts down gracefully
- Sends transactional email
- Live reloading
Disclaimer: This is an exploration. I am not an expert on the subject. I’ve built microservices in Go but have yet to build a monolith similar to Rails or Django.
This is the first in a multi-part series. How many parts? I’m not sure yet.
Part 1 (you’re reading it)
Warning: I make fun of Rails a LOT. On purpose. If you’re BFFs with DHH, consider yourself warned.
I welcome any feedback or criticism.
View the sample code here.