This is a real pain point I had the last time I looked at Go. I found it very difficult to find exactly which packages are getting serious attention - I found several other curated lists, but those seem to get stale quickly.
For example: I wanted to find a Golang Kyoto Cabinet binding. My Googling found cat-v’s list which is ~2 years old, and the Go Wiki’s list which had two options, so I picked the most up to date, and it seemed to work.
But now, compare that with Ruby. And hell, if Go had something like Pypi, I might’ve learned about Bolt.
If nothing else, if someone made a website that showed commit/fork/star activity on various github projects and sliced it up by category (web framework/DB/…), I think it would be an immense help.
just like https://www.ruby-toolbox.com/, right?
I feel you, package discovery has definitely been kind of annoying. I’ve found these very helpful:
Wondering if there’s someone working on indexing/categorizing Go packages from different sources. Would definitely be a cool project, and would definitely build it on Go :)