A Guide to Setting Up Microservices with Go Lang and Fiber

Microservices architecture has gained significant popularity in recent years due to its flexibility, scalability, and ability to develop complex applications. In this blog post, we will explore how to set up microservices using the Go programming language and the Fiber web framework. Fiber is a fast and efficient web framework for Go that provides an intuitive API for building HTTP services. So, let's dive into the steps involved in setting up microservices with Go Lang and Fiber.

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Step 1: Setting Up the Development Environment:

Before we begin, make sure you have Go Lang and Fiber installed on your system. You can download and install Go from the official Go website (golang.org), and Fiber can be installed using Go's package manager, "go get".

Step 2: Creating a New Project:

To start, create a new directory for your microservices project. Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the directory. Run the following command to initialize a new Go module:

go mod init <module-name>

Replace module-name with the name of your project. This command initializes a new Go module, which will manage your project's dependencies.

Step 3: Installing Required Packages:

In this step, we'll install the necessary packages, including Fiber, for building our microservices. Run the following command:

go get -u github.com/gofiber/fiber/v2

This command fetches the latest version of the Fiber package and installs it in your project.

Step 4: Creating a Microservice:

Now, let's create a simple microservice using Fiber. Create a new file named main.go in your project's directory and open it in a text editor.

Import the required packages:

package main

import (

Define the main function and create a new Fiber app:

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

Define a route handler for the root route:

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

	app.Get("/hello", func(c *fiber.Ctx) {
		c.JSON(fiber.Map{"message": "Hello, World!"})


In the code snippet above, we define a route using the Get method of the Fiber app. The handler function takes a *fiber.Ctx parameter, which represents the HTTP context of the request. Inside the handler, we use the JSON method to send a JSON response with a message.

Finally, we call the Listen method to start the server on port 3000.

Step 6: Running the Microservice:

To start the microservice, save the main.go file and run the following command in the terminal:

go run main.go

You should see the output indicating that the server is running on port 3000.

Step 7: Testing the Microservice:

Open your web browser or use an API testing tool like cURL or Postman, and send a GET request to http://localhost:3000/hello. You should receive a JSON response with the message "Hello, World!".

Congratulations! You have successfully set up a basic microservice using Go Lang and Fiber.

You may want to setup database and ORM, steps are same