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Abayomi Ogunnusi
Abayomi Ogunnusi

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Start a server: Node Vs Golang

Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is not to compare the two programs; rather, it is to demonstrate how to start the server.

Today, we'll look at how to start our server in Node.js with the express framework and Nodemon, as well as in Golang with the fiber framework and air.

start

Nodejs

Initialize your project

npm init -y

Install Pacakages

npm i express and npm i -D nodemon

Start server
node index
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const express = require("express")
const app  = express()

const port = process.env.PORT || 4546

app.get("/", (req,res)=>{
  res.send("Home page")
})
app.listen(port, ()=>{
   console.log(`app is running on port ${port}`)
})
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Golang

Initialize your project

go mod init "github.com/drsimplegraffit/fibre-api"

Install Pacakages

go get "gorm.io/gorm"
go get "github.com/gofiber/fiber/v2"

Start server
package main

import (
    "log"

    "github.com/gofiber/fiber/v2"
)

func welcome(c *fiber.Ctx) error {
    return c.SendString("Welcome")
}

func main() {
    app := fiber.New()

    app.Get("/api", welcome)

    log.Fatal(app.Listen(":3002"))
}

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Run go server
## Method 1

go run main.go

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## Method 2: with hot reload

Install the air packagehere

To install:
curl -sSfL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/cosmtrek/air/master/install.sh | sh -s -- -b $(go env GOPATH)/bin

Run: air

Result:
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Discuss

What other frameworks do you use for Golang and Nodejs besides fiber and Express?

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