Gin is a HTTP web framework written in Go (Golang). It features a Martini-like API with much better performance -- up to 40 times faster. If you need smashing performance, get yourself some Gin.

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Gin Web Framework

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Gin is a web framework written in Go. It features a martini-like API with performance that is up to 40 times faster thanks to httprouter. If you need performance and good productivity, you will love Gin.

The key features of Gin are:

  • Zero allocation router
  • Fast
  • Middleware support
  • Crash-free
  • JSON validation
  • Routes grouping
  • Error management
  • Rendering built-in
  • Extendable

Getting started


  • Go: any one of the three latest major releases (now version 1.16+ is required).

Getting Gin

With Go module support, simply add the following import

import ""

to your code, and then go [build|run|test] will automatically fetch the necessary dependencies.

Otherwise, run the following Go command to install the gin package:

$ go get -u

Running Gin

First you need to import Gin package for using Gin, one simplest example likes the follow example.go:

package main

import (


func main() {
  r := gin.Default()
  r.GET("/ping", func(c *gin.Context) {
    c.JSON(http.StatusOK, gin.H{
      "message": "pong",
  r.Run() // listen and serve on (for windows "localhost:8080")

And use the Go command to run the demo:

# run example.go and visit on browser
$ go run example.go

Learn more examples

Quick Start

Learn and practice more examples, please read the Gin Quick Start which includes API examples and builds tag.


A number of ready-to-run examples demonstrating various use cases of Gin on the Gin examples repository.


See API documentation and descriptions for package.

All documentation is available on the Gin website.

Articles about Gin

A curated list of awesome Gin framework.


Gin uses a custom version of HttpRouter, see all benchmarks details.

Benchmark name(1)(2)(3)(4)
BenchmarkGin_GithubAll4355027364 ns/op0 B/op0 allocs/op
BenchmarkAce_GithubAll4054329670 ns/op0 B/op0 allocs/op
BenchmarkAero_GithubAll5763220648 ns/op0 B/op0 allocs/op
BenchmarkBear_GithubAll9234216179 ns/op86448 B/op943 allocs/op
BenchmarkBeego_GithubAll7407243496 ns/op71456 B/op609 allocs/op
BenchmarkBone_GithubAll4202922835 ns/op720160 B/op8620 allocs/op
BenchmarkChi_GithubAll7620238331 ns/op87696 B/op609 allocs/op
BenchmarkDenco_GithubAll1835564494 ns/op20224 B/op167 allocs/op
BenchmarkEcho_GithubAll3125138479 ns/op0 B/op0 allocs/op
BenchmarkGocraftWeb_GithubAll4117300062 ns/op131656 B/op1686 allocs/op
BenchmarkGoji_GithubAll3274416158 ns/op56112 B/op334 allocs/op
BenchmarkGojiv2_GithubAll1402870518 ns/op352720 B/op4321 allocs/op
BenchmarkGoJsonRest_GithubAll2976401507 ns/op134371 B/op2737 allocs/op
BenchmarkGoRestful_GithubAll4102913158 ns/op910144 B/op2938 allocs/op
BenchmarkGorillaMux_GithubAll3463384987 ns/op251650 B/op1994 allocs/op
BenchmarkGowwwRouter_GithubAll10000143025 ns/op72144 B/op501 allocs/op
BenchmarkHttpRouter_GithubAll5593821360 ns/op0 B/op0 allocs/op
BenchmarkHttpTreeMux_GithubAll10000153944 ns/op65856 B/op671 allocs/op
BenchmarkKocha_GithubAll10000106315 ns/op23304 B/op843 allocs/op
BenchmarkLARS_GithubAll4777925084 ns/op0 B/op0 allocs/op
BenchmarkMacaron_GithubAll3266371907 ns/op149409 B/op1624 allocs/op
BenchmarkMartini_GithubAll3313444706 ns/op226551 B/op2325 allocs/op
BenchmarkPat_GithubAll2734381818 ns/op1483152 B/op26963 allocs/op
BenchmarkPossum_GithubAll10000164367 ns/op84448 B/op609 allocs/op
BenchmarkR2router_GithubAll10000160220 ns/op77328 B/op979 allocs/op
BenchmarkRivet_GithubAll1462582453 ns/op16272 B/op167 allocs/op
BenchmarkTango_GithubAll6255279611 ns/op63826 B/op1618 allocs/op
BenchmarkTigerTonic_GithubAll2008687874 ns/op193856 B/op4474 allocs/op
BenchmarkTraffic_GithubAll3553478508 ns/op820744 B/op14114 allocs/op
BenchmarkVulcan_GithubAll6885193333 ns/op19894 B/op609 allocs/op
  • (1): Total Repetitions achieved in constant time, higher means more confident result
  • (2): Single Repetition Duration (ns/op), lower is better
  • (3): Heap Memory (B/op), lower is better
  • (4): Average Allocations per Repetition (allocs/op), lower is better


You can find many useful Gin middlewares at gin-contrib.


Awesome project lists using Gin web framework.

  • gorush: A push notification server written in Go.
  • fnproject: The container native, cloud agnostic serverless platform.
  • photoprism: Personal photo management powered by Go and Google TensorFlow.
  • lura: Ultra performant API Gateway with middlewares.
  • picfit: An image resizing server written in Go.
  • dkron: Distributed, fault tolerant job scheduling system.


Gin is the work of hundreds of contributors. We appreciate your help!

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details on submitting patches and the contribution workflow.