Vue-Go Chat App is a simple chat application built with Vue.js and Go, showcasing real-time communication using WebSocket technology. This starter repository provides a foundation for building chat applications and can be used as a learning resource or a starting point for your chat projects.



  • Real-time chat using WebSocket
  • User-friendly interface
  • Username registration (In browser cache only!)
  • Responsive design for various screen sizes

Getting Started


Before you begin, ensure you have met the following requirements:

  • Go v1.18 installed
  • Node.js v18.18.2 and npm v9.8.1 installed
  • Basic knowledge of Go and Vue.js
  • A little knowledge about PrimeVue

Note for building

When building for production please make sure to first execute:

  npm run build


  1. Clone this repository:

    git clone https://github.com/coffeeeatnight/Go-Vue-Chat-Starter.git
  2. Change to the project directory

    cd Go-Vue-Chat-Starter
  3. Start the Go backend

    From the project root:

    cd backend
    go get github.com/gorilla/websocket
    go run main.go
  4. Start the Vue frontend

    From the project root:

    cd frontend
    npm i
    npm run serve
  5. Open your web browser and access the chat application at http://localhost:8081.


  • You can customize the WebSocket server address and port by modifying the .env file in the “frontend” directory.


Contributions are welcome! If you’d like to contribute to Vue-Go Chat App, please follow these steps:

  1. Fork the repository.
  2. Create a new branch for your feature or bug fix: git checkout -b feature/your-feature.
  3. Make your changes and commit them: git commit -m ‘Add new feature’.
  4. Push to your fork: git push origin feature/your-feature.
  5. Create a pull request to the main branch of this repository.


This project is licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for details.


If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to [[email protected]] or open an issue in this repository.

Happy chatting!


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