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Needs advice

I am building a fintech startup with a friend, we decided to use Go for its performance and friendly syntax. We want to know if we should use a web framework or just use the pure net/http lib and also for the databases we put PostgreSQL and MySQL on the table, we want to know which one is better, from the community support to the best open-source implementation?

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MySQL and Postgre both are great and awesome and great support, community, support. Whatever will be good. Postgree have some little advantages.

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Wassim Ben Jdida
Wassim Ben Jdida
August 16th 2021 at 3:41PM

Thank you so much carlos for responding ! for Golang, do you suggest we go with a web framework maybe like Martini, Gin... or just use the builtin net/http ?

Software Engineer Specialist at Kaleyra·

Postgres is a better option to consider compared to MySQL. With respect to performance, postgres has an edge over MySQL. Don't use net/http for production. Read this I prefer gorilla/mux as it is simple and provides all the basic features. Other lib seems to be an overhead if you just need basic routing.

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