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Go Web Development Cookbook by Arpit Aggarwal

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How it works…

Once we run the program, the HTTP server will start locally listening on port 8080.

Next, executing a GET request from the command line as follows will give you a list of all the employees:

$ curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/employees[{"id":"1","firstName":"Foo","lastName":"Bar"},{"id":"2","firstName":"Baz","lastName":"Qux"}]

Here, executing a GET request for a particular employee ID from the command line as follows, will give you the employee details for the corresponding ID:

$ curl -X GET http://localhost:8080/employee/1 {"id":"1","firstName":"Foo","lastName":"Bar"}

Let’s understand the program we have written:

  1. We used import ("encoding/json" "log" "net/http" "strconv" "github.com/gorilla/mux"). Here, we imported github.com/gorilla/mux ...

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