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Libraries for manipulating audio.

  • flac - A native Go FLAC decoder.
  • go-sox - libsox bindings for go.
  • PortAudio - Go bindings for the PortAudio audio I/O library.
  • portmidi - Go bindings for PortMidi.
  • taglib - Go bindings for taglib.
  • vorbis - A "native" Go Vorbis decoder (uses CGO, but has no dependencies).
  • waveform - Go package capable of generating waveform images from audio streams.

Authentication & OAuth

Libraries for implementing authentications schemes.

  • Go-AWS-Auth - AWS (Amazon Web Services) request signing library.
  • go-jose - A fairly complete implementation of the JOSE working group's JSON Web Token, JSON Web Signatures, and JSON Web Encryption specs.
  • go.auth - Authentication API for Go web applications.
  • gologin - chainable handlers for login with OAuth1 and OAuth2 authentication providers.
  • gorbac - provides a lightweight role-based access control (RBAC) implementation in Golang.
  • goth - provides a simple, clean, and idiomatic way to use OAuth and OAuth2. Handles multiple provides out of the box.
  • httpauth - HTTP Authentication middleware.
  • jwt-go - Golang implementation of JSON Web Tokens (JWT).
  • oauth2 - Successor of goauth2. Generic OAuth 2.0 package that comes with JWT, Google APIs, Compute Engine and App Engine support.
  • osin - Golang OAuth2 server library.
  • permissions2 - Library for keeping track of users, login states and permissions. Uses secure cookies and bcrypt.
  • yubigo - a Yubikey client package that provides a simple API to integrate the Yubico Yubikey into a go application.

Command Line

Standard CLI

Libraries for building standard or basic Command Line applications

  • cli-init - The easy way to start building Golang command line application.
  • cobra - A Commander for modern Go CLI interactions
  • codegangsta/cli - A small package for building command line apps in Go.
  • go-flags - go command line option parser
  • kingpin - A command line and flag parser supporting sub commands.
  • liner - A Go readline-like library for command-line interfaces.
  • mitchellh/cli - A Go library for implementing command-line interfaces.
  • readline - A pure golang implementation that provide most of features in GNU-Readline under MIT license.
  • ukautz/clif - A small command line interface framework.

Advanced Console UIs

Libraries for building Console Applications and Console User Interfaces

  • chalk - Intuitive package for prettifying terminal/console output.
  • color - Versatile package for colored terminal output.
  • go-colortext - Go library for color output in terminals.
  • gocui - Minimalist Go library aimed at creating Console User Interfaces.
  • gommon/color - Style terminal text.
  • termbox-go - Termbox is a library for creating cross-platform text-based interfaces.
  • termtables - A Go port of the Ruby library terminal-tables for simple ASCII table generation as well as providing markdown and HTML output
  • termui - Go terminal dashboard based on termbox-go and inspired by blessed-contrib.


Libraries for configuration parsing

  • config - JSON or YAML configuration wrapper with environment variables and flags parsing.
  • env - Parse environment variables to Go structs (with defaults).
  • envcfg - Un-marshaling environment variables to Go structs.
  • envconf - Configuration from environment
  • envconfig - Read your configuration from environment variables.
  • gcfg - read INI-style configuration files into Go structs; supports user-defined types and subsections
  • gofigure - Go application configuration made easy
  • ini - Go package for read and write INI files
  • mini - A golang package for parsing ini-style configuration files
  • viper - Go configuration with fangs

Continuous Integration

Tools for help with continuous integration

  • goveralls - Go integration for continuous code coverage tracking system.
  • overalls - Multi-Package go project coverprofile for tools like goveralls

CSS Preprocessors

Libraries for preprocessing CSS files

  • c6 - High performance SASS compatible-implementation compiler written in Go
  • gcss - Pure Go CSS Preprocessor.
  • go-libsass - Go wrapper to the 100% Sass compatible libsass project.

Data Structures

Generic datastructures and algorithms in Go.

  • BinSearch - Super-efficient, in-memory key/value data store, including serialization.
  • bitset - Go package implementing bitsets.
  • bloom - Bloom filters implemented in Go.
  • boomfilters - probabilistic data structures for processing continuous, unbounded streams
  • cuckoofilter - Cuckoo filter: a good alternative to a counting bloom filter implemented in Go.
  • encoding - Integer Compression Libraries for Go.
  • go-datastructures - a collection of useful, performant, and thread-safe data structures
  • golang-set - Thread-Safe and Non-Thread-Safe high-performance sets for Go.
  • goskiplist - A skip list implementation in Go.
  • mafsa - MA-FSA implementation with Minimal Perfect Hashing
  • skiplist - Skiplist implementation in Go
  • trie - Trie implementation in Go
  • ttlcache - An in-memory LRU string-interface{} map with expiration for golang
  • willf/bloom - Go package implementing Bloom filters.


Databases implemented in Go.

  • bolt - A low-level key/value database for Go.
  • cache2go - An in-memory key:value cache which supports automatic invalidation based on timeouts.
  • cockroach - A Scalable, Geo-Replicated, Transactional Datastore
  • couchcache - A RESTful caching micro-service backed by Couchbase server.
  • diskv - A home-grown disk-backed key-value store.
  • forestdb - Go bindings for ForestDB.
  • GCache - Cache library with support for expirable Cache, LFU, LRU and ARC.
  • go-cache - An in-memory key:value store/cache (similar to Memcached) library for Go, suitable for single-machine applications.
  • goleveldb - An implementation of the LevelDB key/value database in the Go.
  • groupcache - Groupcache is a caching and cache-filling library, intended as a replacement for memcached in many cases.
  • influxdb - Scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics
  • ledisdb - Ledisdb is a high performance NoSQL like Redis based on LevelDB.
  • levigo - Levigo is a Go wrapper for LevelDB.
  • prometheus - Monitoring system and time series database.
  • tidb - TiDB is a distributed SQL database. Inspired by the design of Google F1.
  • tiedot - Your NoSQL database powered by Golang.

Database tools.

  • go-mysql - A go toolset to handle MySQL protocol and replication.
  • go-mysql-elasticsearch - Sync your MySQL data into Elasticsearch automatically.
  • goose - Database migration tool. You can manage your database's evolution by creating incremental SQL or Go scripts.
  • kingshard - kingshard is a high performance proxy for MySQL powered by Golang.
  • migrate - Database migration handling in Golang support MySQL,PostgreSQL,Cassandra and SQLite.
  • myreplication - MySql binary log replication listener. Support statement and row based replication.
  • orchestrator - MySQL replication topology manager & visualizer
  • pgweb - A web-based PostgreSQL database browser
  • pravasan - Simple Migration tool - currently for MySQL but planning to support soon for Postgres, SQLite, MongoDB, etc.,
  • sql-migrate - Database migration tool. Allows embedding migrations into the application using go-bindata.
  • vitess - vitess provides servers and tools which facilitate scaling of MySQL databases for large scale web services.

SQL query builder, libraries for building and using SQL.

  • dat - Go Postgres Data Access Toolkit
  • Dotsql - Go library that helps you keep sql files in one place and use it with ease.
  • goqu - An idiomatic SQL builder and query library.
  • scaneo - Generate Go code to convert database rows into arbitrary structs.
  • Squirrel - Go library that helps you build SQL queries.

Database Drivers

Libraries for connecting and operating databases.

  • Relational Databases

    • firebirdsql - Firebird RDBMS SQL driver for Go
    • go-adodb - Microsoft ActiveX Object DataBase driver for go that using database/sql.
    • go-bqstreamer - BigQuery fast and concurrent stream insert.
    • go-mssqldb - Microsoft MSSQL driver prototype in go language.
    • go-oci8 - Oracle driver for go that using database/sql.
    • go-sql-driver/mysql - MySQL driver for Go.
    • go-sqlite3 - SQLite3 driver for go that using database/sql.
    • gofreetds Microsoft MSSQL driver. Go wrapper over FreeTDS.
    • pgx - PostgreSQL driver supporting features beyond those exposed by database/sql.
    • pq - Pure Go Postgres driver for database/sql.
  • NoSQL Databases

    • aerospike-client-go - Aerospike client in Go language.
    • arangolite - Lightweight golang driver for ArangoDB.
    • cayley - A graph database with support for multiple backends.
    • go-couchbase - Couchbase client in Go
    • go-couchdb - Yet another CouchDB HTTP API wrapper for Go
    • gocb - Official Couchbase Go SDK
    • gocql - A Go language driver for Apache Cassandra.
    • gomemcache - memcache client library for the Go programming language.
    • gorethink - Go language driver for RethinkDB
    • mgo - MongoDB driver for the Go language that implements a rich and well tested selection of features under a very simple API following standard Go idioms.
    • neo4j - Neo4j Rest API Bindings for Golang
    • Neo4j-GO - Neo4j REST Client in golang.
    • neoism - Neo4j client for Golang
    • redigo - Redigo is a Go client for the Redis database.
    • redis - Redis client for Golang
    • redis - A simple, powerful Redis client for Go.
  • Search and Analytic Databases

    • bleve - A modern text indexing library for go.
    • elastic - Elasticsearch client for Google Go.
    • elastigo - A Elasticsearch client library.
    • goes - A library to interact with Elasticsearch.

Date & Time

Libraries for working with dates and times.

  • now - Now is a time toolkit for golang.
  • timeutil - Useful extensions (Timedelta, Strftime, ...) to the golang's time package.

Distributed Systems

Packages that help with building Distributed Systems.

  • celeriac - A library for adding support for interacting and monitoring Celery workers, tasks and events in Go
  • flowgraph - MPI-style ready-send coordination layer.
  • glow - Easy-to-Use scalable distributed big data processing, Map-Reduce, DAG execution, all in pure Go.
  • go-jump - A port of Google's "Jump" Consistent Hash function.
  • gorpc - Simple, fast and scalable RPC library for high load.
  • grpc-go - The Go language implementation of gRPC. HTTP/2 based RPC.
  • raft - Golang implementation of the Raft consensus protocol, by HashiCorp.
  • torrent - BitTorrent client package.
    • dht - BitTorrent Kademlia DHT implementation.
    • go-peerflix - Video streaming torrent client.


Libraries that implement email creation and sending

  • douceur - CSS inliner for your HTML emails.
  • email - A robust and flexible email library for Go.
  • go-dkim - A DKIM library, to sign & verify email.
  • Gomail - Gomail is a very simple and powerful package to send emails.
  • Hectane - Lightweight SMTP client providing an HTTP API
  • MailHog - Email and SMTP testing with web and API interface
  • SendGrid - SendGrid's Go library for sending email
  • smtp - SMTP server protocol state machine

Embeddable Scripting Languages

Embedding other languages inside your go code

  • agora - Dynamically typed, embeddable programming language in Go
  • anko - Scriptable interpreter written in Go
  • gisp - Simple LISP in Go
  • go-duktape - Duktape JavaScript engine bindings for Go
  • go-lua - A port of the Lua 5.2 VM to pure Go
  • go-php - PHP bindings for Go
  • go-python - naive go bindings to the CPython C-API
  • golua - Go bindings for Lua C API
  • gopher-lua - a Lua 5.1 VM and compiler written in Go
  • otto - A JavaScript interpreter written in Go
  • purl - Perl 5.18.2 embedded in Go


Packages for accounting and finance

  • accounting - money and currency formatting for golang
  • decimal - Arbitrary-precision fixed-point decimal numbers


Libraries for working with forms.

  • bind - Bind form data to any Go values
  • binding - Binds form and JSON data from net/http Request to struct.
  • formam - decode form's values into a struct.
  • forms - A framework-agnostic library for parsing and validating form/JSON data which supports multipart forms and files.
  • nosurf - A CSRF protection middleware for Go.

Game Development

Awesome game development libraries.

  • GarageEngine - 2d game engine written in Go working on OpenGL.
  • glop - Glop (Game Library Of Power) is a fairly simple cross-platform game library.
  • go-astar - Go implementation of the A* path finding algorithm
  • go-collada - Go package for working with the Collada file format.
  • go-sdl2 - Go bindings for the Simple DirectMedia Layer.
  • go3d - A performance oriented 2D/3D math package for Go
  • gonet - A game server skeleton implemented with golang
  • Leaf - A lightweight game server framework
  • termloop - Terminal-based game engine for Go, built on top of Termbox

Generation & Generics

Tools to enhance the language with features like generics via code generation

  • gen - Code generation tool for ‘generics’-like functionality.
  • go-linq - .NET LINQ-like query methods for Go.
  • pkgreflect - A Go preprocessor for package scoped reflection.

Go Compilers

Tools for compiling Go to other languages

  • gopherjs - A compiler from Go to JavaScript.
  • llgo - LLVM-based compiler for Go.
  • tardisgo - Golang to Haxe to CPP/CSharp/Java/JavaScript transpiler.


Libraries for building GUI Applications

  • go-gtk - Go bindings for GTK
  • go-qml - QML support for the Go language
  • gosx-notifier - OSX Desktop Notifications library for Go.
  • gotk3 - Go bindings for GTK3.
  • gxui - A Go cross platform UI library.
  • sciter - Go bindings for Sciter: the Embeddable HTML/CSS/script engine for modern desktop UI development.
  • ui - Platform-native GUI library for Go.
  • walk - Windows application library kit for Go.


Libraries, tools, and tutorials for interacting with hardware.

See go-hardware for a comprehensive list.


Libraries for manipulating images.

  • bimg - Small package for fast and efficient image processing using libvips
  • geopattern - Create beautiful generative image patterns from a string.
  • gift - Package of image processing filters.
  • go-cairo - Go binding for the cairo graphics library.
  • go-gd - Go binding for GD library
  • go-nude - Nudity detection with Go.
  • go-opencv - Go bindings for OpenCV.
  • go-webcolors - Port of webcolors library from Python to Go.
  • imagick - Go binding to ImageMagick's MagickWand C API.
  • imaginary - Fast and simple HTTP microservice for image resizing
  • imaging - Simple Go image processing package.
  • img - A selection of image manipulation tools.
  • picfit - An image resizing server written in Go
  • resize - Image resizing for the Go with common interpolation methods.
  • rez - Image resizing in pure Go and SIMD.
  • smartcrop - Finds good crops for arbitrary images and crop sizes
  • svgo - Go Language Library for SVG generation.
  • tga - Package tga is a TARGA image format decoder/encoder.


Libraries for generating and working with log files.

  • glog - Leveled execution logs for Go.
  • go-log - Log lib supports level and multi handlers.
  • go-log - A log4j implementation in Go.
  • go-logger - Simple logger of Go Programs, with level handlers.
  • log-voyage - Full-featured logging saas written in golang.
  • log15 - Simple, powerful logging for Go
  • logex - An golang log lib, supports tracking and level, wrap by standard log lib
  • logger - Minimalistic logging library for Go.
  • logrus - a structured logger for Go.
  • logrusly - logrus plug-in to send errors to a Loggly.
  • logutils - Utilities for slightly better logging in Go (Golang) extending the standard logger.
  • logxi - A 12-factor app logger that is fast and makes you happy.
  • lumberjack - Simple rolling logger, implements io.WriteCloser.
  • mlog - A simple logging module for go, with 5 levels, an optional rotating logfile feature and stdout/stderr output.
  • seelog - logging functionality with flexible dispatching, filtering, and formatting.
  • stdlog - Stdlog is an object-oriented library providing leveled logging. It is very useful for cron jobs.
  • tail - A Go package striving to emulate the features of the BSD tail program.

Machine Learning

Libraries for Machine Learning.

  • bayesian - Naive Bayesian Classification for Golang.
  • Classifier - Text classifier for Go, aka document categorization.
  • CloudForest - Fast, flexible, multi-threaded ensembles of decision trees for machine learning in pure Go.
  • go-fann - Go bindings for Fast Artificial Neural Networks(FANN) library.
  • go-galib - Genetic Algorithms library written in Go / golang
  • go-pr - Pattern recognition package in Go lang.
  • gobrain - Neural Networks written in go
  • godist - Various probability distributions, and associated methods.
  • goga - Genetic algorithm library for Go.
  • GoLearn - General Machine Learning library for Go.
  • golinear - liblinear bindings for Go
  • goml - On-line Machine Learning in Go
  • goRecommend - Recommendation Algorithms library written in Go.
  • libsvm - libsvm golang version derived work based on LIBSVM 3.14.
  • mlgo - This project aims to provide minimalistic machine learning algorithms in Go.
  • neural-go - A multilayer perceptron network implemented in Go, with training via backpropagation.
  • probab - Probability distribution functions. Bayesian inference. Written in pure Go.
  • regommend - Recommendation & collaborative filtering engine
  • shield - Bayesian text classifier with flexible tokenizers and storage backends for Go


Libraries that implement messaging systems

  • dbus - Native Go bindings for D-Bus.
  • EventBus - The lightweight event bus with async compatibility.
  • go-notify - Native implementation of the freedesktop notification spec.
  • go-nsq - the official Go package for NSQ
  • gopush-cluster - gopush-cluster is a go push server cluster.
  • machinery - An asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing.
  • NATS - A lightweight and highly performant publish-subscribe and distributed queueing messaging system.
  • oplog - A generic oplog/replication system for REST APIs
  • pubsub - A simple pubsub package for go.
  • sarama - A Go library for Apache Kafka.
  • Uniqush-Push - A redis backed unified push service for server-side notifications to mobile devices.
  • zmq4 - A Go interface to ZeroMQ version 4. Also available for version 3 and version 2.


These libraries were placed here because none of the other categories seemed to fit

  • autoflags - Go package to automatically define command line flags from struct fields.
  • browscap_go - GoLang Library for Browser Capabilities Project.
  • go-multierror - A Go (golang) package for representing a list of errors as a single error.
  • gopsutil - A cross-platform library for retrieving process and system utilization(CPU, Memory, Disks, etc).
  • gosms - Your own local SMS gateway in Go that can be used to send SMS
  • Hash - Fastest 32-bit & 64-bit hashing functions using optimized Fnv-1a algorithm.
  • jobs - A persistent and flexible background jobs library.
  • notify - File system event notification library with simple API, similar to os/signal.
  • xkg - X Keyboard Grabber
  • xstrings - A collection of useful string functions ported from other languages.

Natural Language Processing

Libraries for working with human languages.

  • Deaccent - Normalizes and removes accents from UTF8 text.
  • go-eco - Similarity, dissimilarity and distance matrices; diversity, equitability and inequality measures; species richness estimators; coenocline models.
  • go-nlp - Utilities for working with discrete probability distributions and other tools useful for doing NLP work.
  • go-stem - Implementation of the porter stemming algorithm.
  • golibstemmer - Go bindings for the snowball libstemmer library including porter 2
  • gounidecode - Unicode transliterator (also known as unidecode) for Go
  • icu - Cgo binding for icu4c C library detection and conversion functions. Guaranteed compatibility with version 50.1.
  • libtextcat - Cgo binding for libtextcat C library. Guaranteed compatibility with version 2.2.
  • MMSEGO - This is a GO implementation of MMSEG which a Chinese word splitting algorithm.
  • NormalizeText - Normalizes casing, spacing & punctuation in a paragraph of text.
  • paicehusk - Golang implementation of the Paice/Husk Stemming Algorithm
  • porter - This is a fairly straighforward port of Martin Porter's C implementation of the Porter stemming algorithm.
  • porter2 - Really fast Porter 2 stemmer.
  • segment - A Go library for performing Unicode Text Segmentation as described in Unicode Standard Annex #29
  • snowball - Snowball stemmer port (cgo wrapper) for Go. Provides word stem extraction functionality Snowball native.
  • stemmer - Stemmer packages for Go programming language. Includes English and German stemmers.
  • textcat - A Go package for n-gram based text categorization, with support for utf-8 and raw text
  • Titlecase - Unicode, multi-language, production-quality capitalization.
  • Tokenize - All-in-one text tokenizer for Go. Super-fast. Lots of features.


Libraries for working with various layers of the network

  • arp - Package arp implements the ARP protocol, as described in RFC 826.
  • buffstreams - Streaming protocolbuffer data over TCP made easy
  • canopus - CoAP Client/Server implementation (RFC 7252)
  • dhcp6 - Package dhcp6 implements a DHCPv6 server, as described in RFC 3315.
  • dns - Go library for working with DNS
  • ethernet - Package ethernet implements marshaling and unmarshaling of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet II frames and IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tags.
  • ftp - Package ftp implements a FTP client as described in RFC 959.
  • go-getter - A Go library for downloading files or directories from various sources using a URL.
  • go-stun - A go implementation of the STUN client (RFC 3489 and RFC 5389).
  • gopacket - A Go library for packet processing with libpcap bindings
  • gopcap - A Go wrapper for libpcap
  • goshark - Package goshark use tshark to decode IP packet and create data struct to analyse packet.
  • gosnmp - Native Go library for performing SNMP actions
  • gotcp - A Go package for quickly writing tcp applications
  • graval - An experimental FTP server framework.
  • linkio - Network link speed simulation for Reader/Writer interfaces
  • mdns - Simple mDNS (Multicast DNS) client/server library in Golang
  • portproxy - Simple TCP proxy which adds CORS support to API's which don't support it.
  • raw - Package raw enables reading and writing data at the device driver level for a network interface.
  • sftp - Package sftp implements the SSH File Transfer Protocol as described in
  • tcp_server - A Go library for building tcp servers faster.
  • utp - Go uTP micro transport protocol implementation.


Libraries for using OpenGL in Go.

  • gl - Go bindings for OpenGL (generated via glow).
  • glfw - Go bindings for GLFW 3.
  • goxjs/gl - Go cross-platform OpenGL bindings (OS X, Linux, Windows, browsers, iOS, Android).
  • goxjs/glfw - Go cross-platform glfw library for creating an OpenGL context and receiving events.
  • mathgl - Pure Go math package specialized for 3D math, with inspiration from GLM.


Libraries that implement Object-Relational Mapping or datamapping techniques.

  • beedb - A go ORM,support database/sql interface,pq/mysql/sqlite
  • beego orm - A powerful orm framework for go.
  • go-store - A simple and fast Redis backed key-value store library for Go.
  • gomodel - A lightweight, fast, orm-like library helps interactive with database.
  • GORM - The fantastic ORM library for Golang, aims to be developer friendly.
  • gorp - Go Relational Persistence, ORM-ish library for Go.
  • hood - Database agnostic ORM for Go.
  • QBS - Stands for Query By Struct. A Go ORM.
  • - Single interface for interacting with different data sources through the use of adapters that wrap mature database drivers.
  • Xorm - Simple and powerful ORM for Go.
  • Zoom - A blazing-fast datastore and querying engine built on Redis.

Package Management

Libraries for package and dependency management.

  • gigo - PIP-like dependency tool for golang, with support for private repositories and hashes.
  • godep - dependency tool for go, godep helps build packages reproducibly by fixing their dependencies.
  • gom - Go Manager - bundle for go.
  • goop - A simple dependency manager for Go (golang), inspired by Bundler.
  • gopm - Go Package Manager
  • gpm - Barebones dependency manager for Go.
  • johnny-deps - Minimal dependency version using Git
  • nut - Vendor Go dependencies
  • VenGO - create and manage exportable isolated go virtual environments

Resource Embedding

  • go-bindata - Package that converts any file into managable Go source code.
  • go-resources - Unfancy resources embedding with Go.
  • go.rice - go.rice is a Go package that makes working with resources such as html,js,css,images and templates very easy.
  • vfsgen - Generates a vfsdata.go file that statically implements the given virtual filesystem.

Science and Data Analysis

Libraries for scientific computing and data analyzing.

  • Average - Optimized functions for: mean, median, mode, min, max, standard deviation, etc.
  • blas - Implementation of BLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms)
  • chart - Simple Chart Plotting library for Go. Supports many graphs types.
  • evaler - A simple floating point arithmetic expression evaluator
  • ewma - Exponentially-weighted moving averages
  • geom - 2D geometry for golang
  • go-dsp - Digital Signal Processing for Go
  • go-fn - Mathematical functions written in Go language, that are not covered by math pkg
  • go-gt - Graph theory algorithms written in "Go" language
  • go.matrix - linear algebra for go (has been stalled)
  • gocomplex - A complex number library for the Go programming language.
  • gofrac - A (goinstallable) fractions library for go with support for basic arithmetic.
  • gohistogram - Approximate histograms for data streams
  • gonum/mat64 - The general purpose package for matrix computation. Package mat64 provides basic linear algebra operations for float64 matrices.
  • gonum/plot - gonum/plot provides an API for building and drawing plots in Go.
  • goraph - A pure Go graph theory library(data structure, algorith visualization)
  • gostat - A statistics library for the go language
  • mudlark-go - A collection of packages providing (hopefully) useful code for use in software using Google's Go programming language.
  • pagerank - Weighted PageRank algorithm implemented in Go
  • stats - A statistics package with common functions missing from the Golang standard library.
  • streamtools - general purpose, graphical tool for dealing with streams of data.
  • vectormath - Vectormath for Go, an adaptation of the scalar C functions from Sony's Vector Math library, as found in the Bullet-2.79 source code. (currently inactive)


Libraries that are used to help make your application more secure.

  • BadActor - An in-memory, application-driven jailer built in the spirit of fail2ban
  • go-yara - Go Bindings for YARA, the "pattern matching swiss knife for malware researchers (and everyone else)"


Libraries and tools for binary serialization

  • Custom - Super-efficient custom file format for encoding and decoding Go structures.
  • go-capnproto - Cap'n Proto library and parser for go
  • bambam - generator for Cap'n Proto schemas from go.
  • go-codec - High Performance, feature-Rich, idiomatic encode, decode and rpc library for msgpack, cbor and json, with runtime-based OR code-generation support
  • gogoprotobuf - Protocol Buffers for Go with Gadgets
  • goprotobuf - Go support, in the form of a library and protocol compiler plugin, for Google's protocol buffers.
  • mapstructure - Go library for decoding generic map values into native Go structures.
  • php_session_decoder - GoLang library for working with PHP session format and PHP Serialize/Unserialize functions
  • structomap - Library to easily and dynamically generate maps from static structures.

Server Applications

  • algernon - HTTP/2 web server with built-in support for Lua, Markdown, GCSS and Amber.
  • Caddy - Caddy is an alternative, HTTP/2 web server that's easy to configure and use.
  • etcd - A highly-available key value store for shared configuration and service discovery.
  • nsq - A realtime distributed messaging platform
  • yakvs - A small, networked, in-memory key-value store.

Template Engines

Libraries and tools for templating and lexing.

  • ace - Ace is an HTML template engine for Go, inspired by Slim and Jade. Ace is a refinement of Gold.
  • amber - Amber is an elegant templating engine for Go Programming Language It is inspired from HAML and Jade.
  • damsel - Markup language featuring html outlining via css-selectors, extensible via pkg html/template and others.
  • ego - A lightweight templating language that lets you write templates in Go. Templates are translated into Go and compiled.
  • kasia.go - Templating system for HTML and other text documents - go implementation.
  • mustache - A Go implementation of the Mustache template language.
  • pongo2 - A Django-like template-engine for Go.
  • raymond - A complete handlebars implementation in Go.
  • Razor - Razor view engine for Golang.
  • Soy - Closure templates (aka Soy templates) for Go, following the official spec


Libraries for testing codebases and generating test data.

  • Testing Frameworks

    • assert - Basic Assertion Library used along side native go testing, with building blocks for custom assertions
    • assert - Asserts to Go testing
    • bro - Watch files in directory and run tests for them
    • frisby - a REST API testing framework
    • ginkgo - BDD Testing Framework for Go
    • go-mutesting - Mutation testing for Go source code
    • goblin - Mocha like testing framework fo Go
    • gocheck - A more advanced testing framework alternative to gotest.
    • GoConvey - BDD-style framework with web UI and live reload
    • godog - Cucumber or Behat like BDD framework for Go.
    • GoSpec - BDD-style testing framework for the Go programming language.
    • gospecify - This provides a BDD syntax for testing your Go code. It should be familiar to anybody who has used libraries such as rspec.
    • Hamcrest - fluent framework for declarative Matcher objects that, when applied to input values, produce self-describing results.
    • restit - A Go micro framework to help writing RESTful API integration test.
    • Testify - A sacred extension to the standard go testing package.
  • Mock

    • counterfeiter - Tool for generating self-contained mock objects
    • go-sqlmock - Mock SQL driver for testing database interactions
    • go-txdb - Single transaction based database driver mainly for testing purposes.
    • gomock - Mocking framework for the Go programming language.
    • mockhttp - Mock object for Go http.ResponseWriter
  • Fuzzing and delta-debugging/reducing/shrinking

    • go-fuzz - A randomized testing system
    • gofuzz - A library for populating go objects with random values
    • gogenerate - A Scalacheck-like library for Go
    • Tavor - A generic fuzzing and delta-debugging framework

Text Processing

Libraries for parsing and manipulating texts.

  • Specific Formats
    • blackfriday - Markdown processor in Go
    • github_flavored_markdown - GitHub Flavored Markdown renderer with fenced code block highlighting, clickable header anchor links.
    • bluemonday - HTML Sanitizer
    • enca - Minimal cgo bindings for libenca.
    • genex - Count and expand Regular Expressions into all matching Strings
    • go-humanize - Formatters for time, numbers, and memory size to human readable format.
    • go-nmea - NMEA parser library for the Go language.
    • go-pkg-rss - This package reads RSS and Atom feeds and provides a caching mechanism that adheres to the feed specs.
    • go-pkg-xmlx - Extension to the standard Go XML package. Maintains a node tree that allows forward/backwards browsing and exposes some simple single/multi-node search functions.
    • go-runewidth - Functions to get fixed width of the character or string.
    • gographviz - Parses the Graphviz DOT language.
    • gommon/gytes - Format bytes to string.
    • gonameparts - Parses human names into individual name parts
    • GoQuery - GoQuery brings a syntax and a set of features similar to jQuery to the Go language.
    • goregen - A library for generating random strings from regular expressions.
    • guesslanguage - Functions to determine the natural language of a unicode text.
    • mxj - Encode / decode XML as JSON or map[string]interface{}; extract values with dot-notation paths and wildcards. Replaces x2j and j2x packages.
    • slug - URL-friendly slugify with multiple languages support.
    • Slugify - A Go slugify application that handles string.
    • toml - TOML configuration format (encoder/decoder with reflection).
  • Utility
    • gotabulate - Easily pretty-print your tabular data with Go.
    • kace - Common case conversions covering common initialisms.
    • parth - URL path segmentation parsing.
    • xurls - Extract urls from text

Third-party APIs

Libraries for accessing third party APIs.

  • anaconda - A Go client library for the Twitter 1.1 API
  • aws-sdk-go - The official AWS SDK for the Go programming language. Caution: The SDK is currently in the process of being developed, and not everything may be working fully yet.
  • brewerydb - Go library for accessing the BreweryDB API.
  • facebook - Go Library that supports the Facebook Graph API
  • gads - Google Adwords Unofficial API
  • gami - Go library for Asterisk Manager Interface.
  • geo-golang - Go Library to access Google Maps, MapQuest, Nominatim, OpenCage, HERE and Bing geocoding / reverse geocoding APIs.
  • github - Go library for accessing the GitHub API.
  • go-marathon - A Go library for interacting with Mesosphere's Marathon PAAS
  • goamz - Popular fork of goamz which adds some missing API calls to certain packages.
  • GoMusicBrainz - a Go MusicBrainz WS2 client library
  • google - Auto-generated Google APIs for Go
  • google-analytics - A simple wrapper for easy google analytics reporting
  • google-cloud - Google Cloud APIs Go Client Library
  • gostorm - GoStorm is a Go library that implements the communications protocol required to write Storm spouts and Bolts in Go that communicate with the Storm shells.
  • hipchat - This project implements a golang client library for the Hipchat API.
  • hipchat (xmpp) - A golang package to communicate with HipChat over XMPP.
  • mixpanel - Mixpanel is a library for tracking events and sending Mixpanel profile updates to Mixpanel from your go applications.
  • pushover - Go wrapper for the Pushover API.
  • rrdaclient - Go Library to access API, which is in turn RRDA API. DNS Queries over HTTP.
  • shopify - Go Library to make CRUD request to the Shopify API.
  • slack - Slack API in Go.
  • smite - Go package to wraps access to the Smite game API.
  • snapchat - Go wrapper for the snapchat API
  • spotify - Go Library to access Spotify WEB API.
  • steam - Go Library to interact with Steam game servers.
  • stripe - Go client for the Stripe API
  • telebot - Telegram bot framework written in Go.
  • TheMovieDb - A simple golang package to communicate with
  • translate - Go online translation package
  • tumblr - Go wrapper for the Tumblr v2 API.
  • webhooks - Webhook reciever for GitHub.. more services to come


General utilities and tools to make your life easier.

  • coop - Cheat sheet for some of the common concurrent flows in Go.
  • delve - Go debugger.
  • fastlz - Wrap over FastLz (free, open-source, portable real-time compression library) for GoLang.
  • filetype - Small package to infer the file type checking the magic numbers signature.
  • go-cron - A simple Cron library for go that can execute closures or functions at varying intervals, from once a second to once a year on a specific date and time. Primarily for web applications and long running daemons.
  • go-debug - Conditional debug logging for Golang libraries & applications
  • go-dry - DRY (don't repeat yourself) package for Go.
  • go-rate - A timed rate limiter for Go
  • go-trigger - Go-lang global event triggerer, Register Events with a id and trigger the event from anywhere from your project.
  • go-underscore - A useful collection of helpfully functional Go collection utilities.
  • goback - Go simple exponential backoff package.
  • godaemon - Utility to write daemons
  • godotenv - A Go port of Ruby's dotenv library (Loads environment variables from .env.)
  • godropbox - Common libraries for writing Go services/applications from Dropbox.
  • gohper - Various tools/modules help for development.
  • golarm - Fire alarms with system events.
  • gopencils - Small and simple package to easily consume REST APIs.
  • goplaceholder - a small golang lib to generate placeholder images
  • goreq - Minimal and simple request library for Go language.
  • goreq - An enhanced simplified HTTP client based on gorequest.
  • gorequest - Simplified HTTP client with rich features for Go.
  • gotenv - Load environment variables from .env or any io.Reader in Go
  • htcat - Parallel and Pipelined HTTP GET Utility
  • httpcontrol - Package httpcontrol allows for HTTP transport level control around timeouts and retries.
  • hystrix-go - Imprements Hystrix patterns of programmer-defined fallbacks aka circuit breaker.
  • jsonf - Console tool for highlighted formatting and struct query fetching JSON.
  • jsongo - Fluent API to make it easier to create Json objects.
  • lrserver - LiveReload server for Go
  • mp - A simple cli email parser. It currently takes stdin and outputs JSON.
  • multitick - Multiplexor for aligned tickers
  • netbug - Easy remote profiling of your services.
  • ngrok - Introspected tunnels to localhost.
  • okrun - go run error steamroller
  • panicparse - Groups similar goroutines and colorizes stack dump.
  • peco - Simplistic interactive filtering tool
  • pester - Go HTTP client calls with retries, backoff, and concurrency
  • pm - Process (i.e. goroutine) manager with an HTTP API
  • profile - Simple profiling support package for Go
  • request - Go HTTP Requests for Humans™.
  • robustly - Runs functions resiliently, catching and restarting panics
  • Sort - Optimized sorting algorithms, including for key/val pairs, 3x faster than native sort package.
  • scheduler - Cronjobs scheduling made easy.
  • sling - Go HTTP requests builder for API clients.
  • spinner - Go package to easily provide a terminal spinner with options.
  • sqlx - provides a set of extensions on top of the excellent built-in database/sql package
  • xlsx - Library to simplify reading the XML format used by recent version of Microsoft Excel in Go programs.


Libraries for validation.

  • govalidator - Validators and sanitizers for strings, numerics, slices and structs
  • validator - Go Struct and Field validation, including Cross Field, Cross Struct, Map, Slice and Array diving

Version Control

Libraries for version control.

  • gh - Scriptable server and net/http middleware for GitHub Webhooks
  • git2go - Go bindings for libgit2.
  • go-vcs - manipulate and inspect VCS repositories in Go.
  • hgo - Hgo is a collection of Go packages providing read-access to local Mercurial repositories.


Libraries for manipulating video.

  • aac/h264 - Golang aac/h264 encoder and decoder.
  • gmf - Go bindings for FFmpeg av* libraries.
  • goav - Comphrensive Go bindings for FFmpeg.
  • gst - Go bindings for GStreamer.

Web Frameworks

Full stack web frameworks.

  • Beego - beego is an open-source, high-performance web framework for the Go programming language.
  • Bone - Lightning Fast HTTP Multiplexer.
  • Echo - A fast HTTP router (zero memory allocation) and micro web framework in Go.
  • Gin - Gin is a web framework written in Go! It features a martini-like API with much better performance, up to 40 times faster. If you need performance and good productivity.
  • Glue - Robust Go and Javascript Socket Library (Alternative to
  • go-json-rest - A quick and easy way to setup a RESTful JSON API
  • go-relax - A framework of pluggable components to build RESTful API's
  • go-rest - A small and evil REST framework for Go
  • - library for golang, a realtime application framework.
  • Goat - A minimalistic REST API server in Go
  • gocraft/web - A mux and middleware package in Go.
  • Goji - Goji is a minimalistic web framework for Golang that's high in antioxidants.
  • Gondola - The web framework for writing faster sites, faster
  • goose - Server Sent Events in Go
  • Gorilla - Gorilla is a web toolkit for the Go programming language.
  • httprouter - A high performance router. Use this and the standard http handlers to form a very high performance web framework.
  • httptreemux - High-speed, flexible tree-based HTTP router for Go.Inspiration from httprouter
  • Macaron - Macaron is a high productive and modular design web framework in Go.
  • mango - Mango is a modular web-application framework for Go, inspired by Rack, and PEP333.
  • Martini - Martini is a powerful package for quickly writing modular web applications/services in Golang.
  • medeina - Medeina is a HTTP routing tree based on HttpRouter, inspired by Roda and Cuba.
  • mux - A powerful URL router and dispatcher for golang.
  • neo - Neo is minimal and fast Go Web Framework with extremely simple API.
  • pat - Sinatra style pattern muxer for Go’s net/http library, by the author of Sinatra.
  • Resoursea - A REST framework for quickly writing resource based services.
  • Revel - A high-productivity web framework for the Go language.
  • rex - Rex is a library for modular development built upon gorilla/mux, fully compatible with net/http.
  • sawsij - lightweight, open-source web framework for building high-performance, data-driven web applications.
  • Siesta - Composable framework to write middleware and handlers
  • tango - Micro & pluggable web framework for Go.
  • tigertonic - A Go framework for building JSON web services inspired by Dropwizard
  • traffic - Sinatra inspired regexp/pattern mux and web framework for Go.
  • web.go - A simple framework to write webapps in Go.
  • Zerver - Zerver is a expressive, modular, feature completed RESTful framework.
  • zeus - A very simple and fast HTTP router for Go.


Actual middlewares

  • CORS - Easily add CORS capabilities to your API
  • formjson - Transparently handle JSON input as a standard form POST
  • Tollbooth - Rate limit HTTP request handler
  • XFF - Handle X-Forwarded-For header and friends

Libraries for creating HTTP middlewares

  • alice - Painless middleware chaining for Go.
  • catena - http.Handler wrapper catenation (same API as "chain").
  • chain - Handler wrapper chaining with scoped data (net/context-based "middleware").
  • go-wrap - Small middlewares package for net/http.
  • interpose - Minimalist net/http middleware for golang
  • muxchain - Lightweight middleware for net/http.
  • negroni - Idiomatic HTTP middleware for Golang.
  • render - Go package for easily rendering JSON, XML, and HTML template responses.
  • stats - A Go middleware that stores various information about your web application.


Go software and plugins.

Code Analysis

  • doc - Go documentation tool that produces an alternative doc format.
  • dupl - A tool for code clone detection.
  • errcheck - Errcheck is a program for checking for unchecked errors in Go programs.
  • gcvis - Visualise Go program GC trace data in real time.
  • Go Metalinter - Metalinter is a tool to automatically apply all static analysis tool and report their output in normalized form.
  • goast-viewer - Web based Golang AST visualizer.
  • - offers the code coverage of any golang package as a service.
  • goimports - Tool to fix (add, remove) your Go imports automatically.
  • GoLint - Golint is a linter for Go source code.
  • Golint online - Lints online Go source files on GitHub, Bitbucket and Google Project Hosting using the golint package.
  • gostatus - A command line tool, shows the status of repositories that contain Go packages.
  • validate - Automatically validates struct fields with tags.

Editor Plugins

  • go-lang-idea-plugin Go plugin for IntelliJ IDEA.
  • go-plus - Go (Golang) Package For Atom That Adds Autocomplete, Formatting, Syntax Checking, Linting and Vetting
  • Goclipse - An Eclipse plugin for Go.
  • gocode - An autocompletion daemon for the Go programming language
  • GoSublime - A Golang plugin collection for the text editor SublimeText 2 providing code completion and other IDE-like features.
  • velour - An IRC client for the acme editor.
  • vim-compiler-go - A Vim plugin to highlight syntax errors on save.
  • vim-go - Go development plugin for Vim.
  • Watch - Runs a command in an acme win on file changes.

Go Tools

  • colorgo - A wrapper around go command for colorized go build output.
  • gb - An easy to use project based build tool for the Go programming language.
  • go-pkg-complete - Bash completion for go and wgo.

Software Packages

Software written in Go.

DevOps Tools

  • aptly - aptly is a Debian repository management tool
  • awsenv - a small binary that loads Amazon (AWS) environment variables for a profile
  • Boom - Boom is a tiny program that sends some load to a web application.
  • dogo - Monitoring changes in the source file and automatically compile and run (restart).
  • EasySSH - Golang package for easy remote execution through SSH and SCP downloading.
  • Go Metrics - Go port of Coda Hale's Metrics library:
  • go-selfupdate - Enable your Go applications to self update.
  • gobrew - gobrew lets you easily switch between multiple versions of go.
  • godbg - Web-based gdb front-end application.
  • Gogs - A Self Hosted Git Service in the Go Programming Language.
  • gonative - Tool which creates a build of Go that can cross compile to all platforms while still using the Cgo-enabled versions of the stdlib packages.
  • gox - A dead simple, no frills Go cross compile tool.
  • goxc - build tool for Go, with a focus on cross-compiling and packaging.
  • GVM - GVM provides an interface to manage Go versions.
  • hk - Heroku command-line interface in Go.
  • Mora - REST server for accessing MongoDB documents and meta data.
  • ostent - collects and displays system metrics and optionally relays to Graphite and/or InfluxDB
  • Packer - Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.
  • Rodent - Rodent helps you manage Go versions, projects and track dependencies.
  • s3gof3r - A small utility/library optimized for high speed transfer of large objects into and out of Amazon S3.
  • Vegeta - HTTP load testing tool and library. It's over 9000!
  • webhook - Tool which allows user to create HTTP endpoints (hooks) that execute commands on the server
  • Wide - A Web-based IDE for Teams using Golang.

Other Software

  • boxed - Dropbox based blog engine
  • Circuit - Circuit is a programmable platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and/or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), for management, discovery, synchronization and orchestration of services and hosts comprising cloud applications.
  • Comcast - Simulate bad network connections
  • confd - Manage local application configuration files using templates and data from etcd or consul.
  • Docker - An open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins.
  • fleet - A Distributed init System.
  • Go Package Store - An app that displays updates for the Go packages in your GOPATH.
  • gocc - Gocc is a compiler kit for Go written in Go.
  • Gor - Http traffic replication tool, for replaying traffic from production to stage/dev environments in real-time.
  • heka - universal tool for data processing from Mozilla. Large collection of built-in plugins. Extendable via Go and Lua plugin API.
  • hsync - A filesystem hierarchy synchronizer
  • hugo - A Fast and Modern Static Website Engine
  • Juju - Cloud-agnostic service deployment and orchestration - supports EC2, Azure, Openstack, MAAS and more.
  • limetext Lime Text is a powerful and elegant text editor primarily developed in Go that aims to be a Free and open-source software successor to Sublime Text.
  • LiteIDE LiteIDE is a simple, open source, cross-platform Go IDE.
  • naclpipe - A simple NaCL EC25519 based crypto pipe tool written in Go.
  • nes - A Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator written in Go.
  • orange-cat - A Markdown previewer written in Go.
  • peg - Peg, Parsing Expression Grammar, is an implementation of a Packrat parser generator.
  • Postman - Command-line utility for batch-sending email.
  • restic - De-duplicating backup program.
  • Seaweed File System - Fast, Simple and Scalable Distributed File System with O(1) disk seek.
  • shell2http - Executing shell commands via http server (for prototyping or remote control)
  • syncthing - An open, decentralized file synchronization tool and protocol.
  • Tenyks - Service oriented IRC bot using Redis and JSON for messaging.
  • toxiproxy - Proxy to simulate network and system conditions for automated tests.
  • tsuru - An extensible and open source Platform as a Service software.
  • websysd - Web based process manager (like Marathon or Upstart)
  • wellington - Sass project management tool, extends the language with sprite functions (like Compass)


Where to discover new Go libraries.








  • go-ole - Win32 OLE implementation for golang