MVC is a well-known way to structure web applications, but it is often shunned in Go. In this article we explore how MVC can be effectively implement in Go as well as how to avoid all of the issues that many people associate with MVC.
This four part series explores Go's template package, which can be used to render HTML or text. Topics covered include contextual encoding, actions, using functions in templates, and how to build a proper view layer for a web application.
In this series we explore how you might structure an application written in Go. We start be examining why it is so hard for everyone to just agree on a universal structure, and then dive into a few various options looking at the pros and cons of each. By the end you should have a solid understanding of how to go about deciding what structure is best for your context when you start your next application in Go. We will mostly focus on web applications, but the overall message applies for almost all apps written in Go.
Learn how to create a reusable view layer to simplify HTML rendering. This includes creating a shared layout, defining default templates that can be overridden, and including the same templates across various pages without putting all of the code into a single file.
Chances are a lot of developers who pick up Go will be familiar with the MVC model. Models, views, and controllers are great for abstracting away code, but sadly there aren’t many examples of how to use them in Go. In this post I am going to go over how to get started with a basic controller and view in Go, and cover a really simple web application that uses them.
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Jon Calhoun is a full stack web developer who also teaches about Go, web development, algorithms, and anything programming related. He also consults for other companies who have development needs. (If you need some development work done, get in touch!)
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