Go Javascript Template

by FZambia

GitHub Readme.md

Go + Javascript bootstrap template.

An opinionated bootstrap project template to create simple SPA applications with Javascript frontend and Go language backend.

It uses Webpack to create Javascript app bundles and statik tool to embed resulting application into Go binary. As result you get ready to deploy single self-contained binary that will work without dependencies everywhere.

For example deploy to Heroku in one click:


And get something like this.


To use this bootstrap you’ll need to install a few things before you have a working copy of the project.

1. Install Go language and statik tool


go get -u github.com/rakyll/statik

2. Clone this repo:

Navigate into your workspace directory.


git clone https://github.com/FZambia/go-javascript-webpack.git

3. Install node.js and npm:


4. Install dependencies:

Navigate to the cloned repo’s directory.


npm install

5. Run the development server:


npm run dev

This will run a server so you can run the app in a browser.

Open your browser and enter localhost:3000 into the address bar.

Also this will start a watch process, so you can change the source and the process will recompile and refresh the browser

Build for deployment:


npm run deploy

This will optimize and minimize the compiled bundle.

Test Javascript app

npm test

Run Go server with embedded web app

go run main.go -web

Serve app from custom directory

go run main.go -web -web_path=app/build

Update embedded web app from Webpack generated dist

npm run deploy
statik -src=app/dist -dest ./


  • Webpack for build process
  • ES6 support using Babel
  • Multiple browser testing using BrowserSync
  • WebFont Loader
  • ESLINT with JavaScript Standard Style configuration


Big thanks to this repo: