Programming language: Go
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Web Frameworks    
Latest version: v1.4.0

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Package macaron is a high productive and modular web framework in Go.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Announcement

  • If you're considering using Macaron, you may want to take a look at Flamego first, which is the successor of the Macaron.
  • That means Macaron is officially in the maintenance mode, and no major features will be added to Macaron.

Getting Started

The minimum requirement of Go is 1.12.

To install Macaron:

go get gopkg.in/macaron.v1

The very basic usage of Macaron:

package main

import "gopkg.in/macaron.v1"

func main() {
    m := macaron.Classic()
    m.Get("/", func() string {
        return "Hello world!"


  • Powerful routing with suburl.
  • Flexible routes combinations.
  • Unlimited nested group routers.
  • Directly integrate with existing services.
  • Dynamically change template files at runtime.
  • Allow to use in-memory template and static files.
  • Easy to plugin/unplugin features with modular design.
  • Handy dependency injection powered by inject.
  • Better router layer and less reflection make faster speed.


Middlewares allow you easily plugin/unplugin features for your Macaron applications.

There are already many middlewares to simplify your work:

  • render - Go template engine
  • static - Serves static files
  • gzip - Gzip compression to all responses
  • binding - Request data binding and validation
  • i18n - Internationalization and Localization
  • cache - Cache manager
  • session - Session manager
  • csrf - Generates and validates csrf tokens
  • captcha - Captcha service
  • pongo2 - Pongo2 template engine support
  • sockets - WebSockets channels binding
  • bindata - Embed binary data as static and template files
  • toolbox - Health check, pprof, profile and statistic services
  • oauth2 - OAuth 2.0 backend
  • authz - ACL/RBAC/ABAC authorization based on Casbin
  • switcher - Multiple-site support
  • method - HTTP method override
  • permissions2 - Cookies, users and permissions
  • renders - Beego-like render engine(Macaron has built-in template engine, this is another option)
  • piwik - Server-side piwik analytics

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  • Peach: A modern web documentation server
  • Go Walker: Go online API documentation
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Getting Help



This project is under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See the [LICENSE](LICENSE) file for the full license text.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Macaron README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.