Go is a compiled, concurrent, garbage-collected, statically typed language developed at Google. Go was designed to be an excellent tool for writing large software projects.
According to 2020 stackoverflow developer survey, Go was the 3rd most wanted programming language to learn.
So today, I want to share 7 amazing GitHub projects that will help you become a better Go developer. While some repos can help you have a self-learning path for Go, others can be useful for your workflows.🤓
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Currently building SigNoz - an open-source application performance monitoring tool. Backend of SigNoz is built in Go.
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SigNoz is an open-source APM. It helps developers monitor their applications & troubleshoot problems, an open-source alternative to DataDog, NewRelic, etc. 🔥 🖥. 👉 Open source Application Performance Monitoring (APM) & Observability tool
Monitor your applications and troubleshoot problems in your deployed applications, an open-source alternative to DataDog, New Relic, etc.
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SigNoz helps developers monitor applications and troubleshoot problems in their deployed applications. SigNoz uses distributed tracing to gain visibility into your software stack.
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- Application overview metrics like RPS, 50th/90th/99th Percentile latencies, and Error Rate
- Slowest endpoints in your application
- See exact…
1. Awesome Go
⭐ Github stars: 65.4k
You can call it the encyclopedia of Go programming language. Just bookmark it to come back to whenever you need something in Go. It is a massive curated list of awesome Go frameworks, libraries and software
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Awesome Go has no monthly fee, but we have employees who work hard to keep it running, with money raised we can repay the effort of each person involved! You can see how we calculate our billing and distribution as it is open to the entire community. Want to be…
⭐ Github stars: 24.6k
This repo contains a basic layout for Go application projects. Although it's not an official standard defined by the core Go dev team, it is a set of common historical and emerging project layout patterns in the Go ecosystem.
Standard Go Project Layout
This is a basic layout for Go application projects. It's
not an official standard defined by the core Go dev team; however, it is a set of common historical and emerging project layout patterns in the Go ecosystem. Some of these patterns are more popular than others. It also has a number of small enhancements along with several supporting directories common to any large enough real world application.
If you are trying to learn Go or if you are building a PoC or a simple project for yourself this project layout is an overkill. Start with something really simple instead (a single main.go
is more than enough). As your project grows keep in mind that it'll be important to make sure your code is well structured…
3. Go kit
⭐ Github stars: 20.5k
Go kit is a programming toolkit for building microservices in Go. Go kit solves common problems in distributed systems and application architecture so you can focus on delivering business value.
Go kit is a programming toolkit for building microservices (or elegant monoliths) in Go. We solve common problems in distributed systems and application architecture so you can focus on delivering business value.
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Go has emerged as the language of the server, but it remains underrepresented in so-called "modern enterprise" companies like Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and SoundCloud. Many of these organizations have turned to JVM-based stacks for their business logic, owing in large part to libraries and ecosystems that directly support their microservice architectures.
To reach its next level of success, Go needs more than simple primitives and idioms. It needs a comprehensive toolkit, for coherent distributed programming in the large. Go kit is a set of packages and best practices, which provide a comprehensive, robust, and…
⭐ Github stars: 15.4k
This repo contains a curated collection of idiomatic design & application patterns for Go language. You can find patterns like: creational patterns, structural patterns, behavioral patterns, concurrency patterns, messaging patterns.
A curated collection of idiomatic design & application patterns for Go language.
|Abstract Factory||Provides an interface for creating families of releated objects||✘|
|Builder||Builds a complex object using simple objects|
|Factory Method||Defers instantiation of an object to a specialized function for creating instances|
|Object Pool||Instantiates and maintains a group of objects instances of the same type|
|Singleton||Restricts instantiation of a type to one object|
|Bridge||Decouples an interface from its implementation so that the two can vary independently||✘|
|Composite||Encapsulates and provides access to a number of different objects||✘|
|Decorator||Adds behavior to an object, statically or dynamically|
|Facade||Uses one type as an API to a number of others||✘|
|Flyweight||Reuses existing instances of objects with similar/identical state to minimize resource usage||✘|
⭐ Github stars: 14.6k
Go is a good language for learning test-driven development as Go's standard library provides a built-in testing package. This repo has a list of Go fundamentals with examples of test-driven code implementations.
Learn Go with Tests
I am proud to offer this resource for free, but if you wish to give some appreciation:
- Explore the Go language by writing tests
- Get a grounding with TDD. Go is a good language for learning TDD because it is a simple language to learn and testing is built-in
- Be confident that you'll be able to start writing robust, well-tested systems in Go
- Watch a video, or read about why unit testing and TDD is important
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⭐ Github stars: 14.3k
The Ultimate Go Study Guide is a collection of notes for students taking the Ultimate Go class. It is compiled of sample programs with line-by-line comments to help students follow the code better. You will find the link to the repo's content in readme.md file.
The Ultimate Go Study Guide
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⭐ Github stars: 9.8k
Inside this repository, you will find thousands of Go examples, exercises and quizzes.
A Huge Number of Go Examples, Exercises and Quizzes
Best way of learning is doing. Inside this repository, you will find thousands of Go examples, exercises and quizzes. I initially created this repository for my Go: Bootcamp Course. Later on, I added a lot of exercises, and I wanted every programmer who is not yet enrolled in the course to learn for free as well. So here it is. Enjoy.
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I hope you enjoyed this list. I will be coming up with more such amazing resources soon. So, stay tuned! 🙂