14.7 Summary

This chapter illustrates some ways in which the Beego framework can be extended. We first looked at static file support, learning how Beego handles serving static files internally. We saw how this functionality allowed us to easily integrate static assets (such as Bootstrap's CSS files) for rapid and great looking website development. Next, we saw how to integrate sessionManager to painlessly facilitate user sessions in Beego. We then described form management and validation, leveraging Go's structs to reduce code repetition and for simplifying field validation. After that, we discussed user authentication which involved three main strategies: HTTP authentication (basic and digest), third party authentication, and custom authentication. We learned about some existing third party authentication packages that have already implemented these strategies, which are conveniently accommodated by Beego. The next section re-introduced language support in Beego; we saw how to integrate the go-i18n package and learned how to easily load multiple language packs into our applications as needed. Lastly, we discussed how to work with Go's pprof packages in Beego. The pprof package is used for performance profiling in Go, and Beego repackages it so it can serve the same purpose in Beego applications without much additional work. Through these six sections, we've extended Beego with many features, making it into a versatile framework suitable for the requirements of many web applications. Users have the freedom of extending the framework to suit their individual needs; this brief introduction to Beego simply offers a small taste of what can be done!

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