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Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: GUI    
Latest version: v7.0.6

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README

go-app is a package to build progressive web apps (PWA) with Go programming language and WebAssembly.

It uses a declarative syntax that allows creating and dealing with HTML elements only by using Go, and without writing any HTML markup.

The package also provides an http.handler ready to serve all the required resources to run Go-based progressive web apps.

Documentation

[go-app documentation](docs/web/images/go-app.png)

Sneak peek

Install

go-app requirements:

go mod init
go get -u github.com/maxence-charriere/go-app/v7/pkg/app

Declarative syntax

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

package main

import "github.com/maxence-charriere/go-app/v7/pkg/app"

type hello struct {
    app.Compo
    name string
}

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

func (h *hello) OnInputChange(ctx app.Context, e app.Event) {
    h.name = ctx.JSSrc.Get("value").String()
    h.Update()
}

func main() {
    app.Route("/", &hello{})
    app.Route("/hello", &hello{})
    app.Run()
}

The app is built with the Go build tool by specifying WebAssembly as architecture and javascript as operating system:

GOARCH=wasm GOOS=js go build -o app.wasm

Note that the build output is named app.wasm because the HTTP handler expects the wasm app to be named that way in order to serve its content.

HTTP handler

Once the wasm app is built, the next step is to serve it.

This package provides an http.Handler implementation ready to serve a PWA and all the required resources to make it work in a web browser.

The handler can be used to create either a web server or a cloud function (AWS Lambda, Google Cloud function or Azure function).

package main

import (
    "net/http"

    "github.com/maxence-charriere/go-app/v7/pkg/app"
)

func main() {
    h := &app.Handler{
        Title:  "Hello Demo",
        Author: "Maxence Charriere",
    }

    if err := http.ListenAndServe(":7777", h); err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }
}

The server is built as a standard Go program:

go build

Once the server and the wasm app built, app.wasm must be moved in the web directory, located by the side of the server binary. The web directory is where to put static resources, such as the wasm app, styles, scripts, or images.

The directory should look like as the following:

.                   # Directory root
├── hello           # Server binary
├── main.go         # Server source code
└── web             # Directory for static resources
    └── app.wasm    # Wasm binary

Then launch the hello server and open the web browser to see the result.

Demo code and live demo are available on the following links:

Contributors

Code Contributors

This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. [[Contribute](CONTRIBUTING.md)].

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