go-app

What is go-app?

Go-app is a package for building progressive web apps (PWA) with the Go programming language (Golang) and WebAssembly (Wasm).

Shaping a UI is done by using a declarative syntax that creates and composes HTML elements only by using the Go programing language.

Served with Go standard HTTP model, apps created with go-app are SEO friendly, installable, and support offline mode.

Updates

2022 Sat Mar 26 go-app v9.4.0 is now available
2021 Thu Dec 23 go-app v9.3.0 is now available
2021 Wed Nov 3 go-app v9.2.0 is now available
2021 Wed Sept 22 go-app v9 is now available

Declarative Syntax

Go-app uses a declarative syntax so you can write reusable component-based UI elements just by using the Go programming language.

// A component that displays a Hello world by composing with HTML elements,
// conditions, and binding.
type hello struct {
	app.Compo

	name string
}

func (h *hello) Render() app.UI {
	return app.Div().Body(
		app.H1().Body(
			app.Text("Hello, "),
			app.If(h.name != "",
				app.Text(h.name),
			).Else(
				app.Text("World!"),
			),
		),
		app.P().Body(
			app.Input().
				Type("text").
				Value(h.name).
				Placeholder("What is your name?").
				AutoFocus(true).
				OnChange(h.ValueTo(&h.name)),
		),
	)
}

Standard HTTP Server

Serving an app built with go-app is done by using the Go standard HTTP model.

func main() {
    // Go-app component routing (client-side):
	app.Route("/", &hello{})
	app.Route("/hello", &hello{})
	app.RunWhenOnBrowser()

    // Standard HTTP routing (server-side):
	http.Handle("/", &app.Handler{
		Name:        "Hello",
		Description: "An Hello World! example",
	})

	if err := http.ListenAndServe(":8000", nil); err != nil {
		log.Fatal(err)
	}
}

Other Features