Top 10 popular Open Source Projects in Golang
Docker unlocks the potential of your organisation by giving developers and IT the freedom to build, manage and secure business-critical applications without the fear of technology or infrastructure lock-in. Docker enables you to bring traditional and cloud-native applications built on Windows Server, Linux and mainframe into an automated and secure supply chain, advancing dev to ops collaboration and reducing time to value.
Docker can be used in various ways such as it offers a disposable environment which can be used in learning new technologies, Docker provides a convenient way to have local development environments which often matches with the production environment. Docker also has a popular way of configuring, save and share server environments using containers which helps in installing an application or a large stack by using the simple running command as "docker pull" or "docker run".
Etcd provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines and it handles leader elections during network partitions and will also tolerate the machine failure including the leader. You can also store database connection details or feature flags in etcd as key-value pairs.
Kubernetes is an open source system for managing containerized applications across multiple hosts; providing basic mechanisms for deployment, maintenance, and scaling of applications. This system is built upon a decade and a half of experience at Google running production workloads at scale using a system called Borg, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community and hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Using Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers. Syncthing is still in development, although a large number of features have already been implemented such as Web GUI which configures and monitors Syncthing via a responsive and powerful interface accessible via your browser, synchronize as many folders as you need with different people. This program doesn’t need IP addresses or advanced configuration: it just works, over LAN and over the Internet.
InfluxDB is an open source time series platform. This includes APIs for storing and querying data, processing it in the background for ETL or monitoring and alerting purposes, user dashboards, and visualizing and exploring the data and more. The master branch on this repo now represents InfluxDB 2.0, which includes functionality for Kapacitor (background processing) and Chronograf (the UI). The latest InfluxDB 1.x is the stable release and recommended for production use.
The Istio project, part of the Kubernetes universe, tackles a problem that is both understood and handled poorly in many enterprise application environments: How do you deal with the networking fabric that connects your services to one another and to the outside world? Istio provides a programmable “service mesh,” or layer of network proxies, between each container in a Kubernetes cluster and between those containers and the outside world, so that any changes to that network can be made programmatically via a shared control plane. Go was a good fit for this given Kubernetes was also written in Go, but also because of Go’s suitability for decentralized, distributed networking projects.
Traefik, a reverse proxy and load balancer for network services. Traefik is designed to work with a wide variety of orchestration options, from Kubernetes and Docker Swarm to Amazon ECS And Azure Service Fabric. Traefik automatically creates the routes needed by microservices running under those orchestrators to talk to the outside world. It also generates tracing data and statistics appropriate to your orchestrator.
Hugo is a static site generator that takes advantage of many Go features to work swiftly and smoothly—namely, Go’s tools for rendering HTML, its networking libraries, its internationalization functions, and its ability to deploy as a single redistributable platform-native binary. All of these Go features make Hugo easy to unpack, run, and use to build sites quickly.
Terraform, a system for building IT infrastructure on premises or in the cloud by way of definition files turned into code. Any changes you make can be rolled forward or back, and you get a full rundown of what exactly will happen—i.e., an execution plan—before you invoke your code.
CockroachDB, so named for its resiliency, is a distributed database designed to survive all manner of calamities (even data center failures) and yet continue to respond to your SQL queries. CockroachDB is written entirely in Go, save for a smidgen of C++ for performance-intensive core functions taken from predecessor project RocksDB.