Which framework should i use gin or echo or iris?

I am creating a backend server with following functonalities:

  1. upload files
  2. call another url’s as well
  3. validations
  4. implement access rules
  5. localization
  6. Oauth
  7. sockets

Any of those would work just fine. Which one do you prefer in terms of approach? There was also recently a discussion on the go sub about this exact topic that might be of use:

Which one you will prefer in terms of simplicity and performance?

I hav been through gin and echo and I found both great.
But echo has great documentation and middleware support.

I personally generally use stdlib + gorilla/mux or julienschmidt/httprouter. It doesn’t get much simpler than that and it has served me well. Gin has been around a long time and has great documentation. Echo also looks great and has a large user base and great documentation.

In general, performance will not be limited by your choice of web framework / router (unless they are poorly built). In my experience, you will spend most of your performance-tuning time on other things like data access. It doesn’t matter how many ns/op your router/framework is putting out when you have a query that takes 10 seconds to complete, or something like a memory leak. Many production apps have been built with both Gin and Echo; they aren’t going to limit your performance. Put a different way (by the venerable Donald Knuth):

The real problem is that programmers have spent far too much time worrying about efficiency in the wrong places and at the wrong times; premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming.

You can build a performant API with either gin or echo. Pick your framework based on how much you want to work with it and run with it, unless you have a specific reason not to. Out of the two, I think Echo looks slightly more interesting to me. Which one do you prefer?

@Dean_Davidson, Thanks for your detailed response. I really appreciate.
I think Echo is slightly better but i will get my hands dirty on both frameworks.
I just moved from nodejs to golang, Echo feels like more of express framework.

I am just choosing a framework because i don’t wanna do stuff from scratch.

This is never ending debate. I think i just have to pick one and start.
In some scenarios iris has its own advantages.

I have seen discussions regarding this, Usually developers go with stdlib with httprouter.


I’m also using gorilla toolkit because of its simplicity :+1:


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Seems great, will definitely give it a try.

This is never ending debate. I think i just have to pick one and start.

Exactly this. :slight_smile: Good luck!

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I would suggest echoing, it is easy to use.

Good luck!

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