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Discussion on: 7 Reasons Why Front End Developers Going Full Stack Should Choose Go

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Gerasimos (Makis) Maropoulos

Hello Jeremy, I wanted to say good things about the article, it contains good aspects but as others said, it lacks research...and can lead developers to bad decisions, e.g.

  1. You have listed the martini (deprecated) with 11k stars and the gorilla/mux with 12.5k stars but you ignored kataras/iris that Go developers support and trust with 18.8k stars and hundreds of feature requests(!), despite the fight against it when it was initially published. It shaked the Go community to think deeper and see what a tool like that can offer, nowadays many frameworks follows the Iris API and copy its features.

Please do research of issues, stars, community, google trendings and e.t.c. before publishing an article like that.

Thanks,
Gerasimos Maropoulos. Author of Iris

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Jeremy Morgan Author

I didn't "Ignore" Iris, I have never heard of it. I will check it out.

I listed the frameworks I have used and am familiar with. And Martini is no longer being maintained, but there are still many people using it, and it's worth looking at to learn from.

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Petros Stergioulas • Edited

Hey Makis,

I just wanted to say great job with Iris!

I wish I knew it earlier before I used echo. Although echo is actually good too.

Cheers

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Gerasimos (Makis) Maropoulos

Hello Petros, thanks man. Its never too late for a change though 🤠