Golang : JQuery AJAX post data to server and send data back to client example

Just want to write this tutorial for fun.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to use JQuery's AJAX to post and retrieve data from web server. The main purpose here is to demonstrate how Golang receive the data posted by JQuery's AJAX and reply back.

Here we go!

 package main

 import (

 func Home(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
  html := `<head> 
 <script src='//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.2/jquery.min.js'></script>
 <h1>Golang Jquery AJAX example</h1>

 <div id='result'><h3>before</h3></div><br><br>

 <input id='ajax_btn' type='button' value='POST via AJAX to Golang server'>

 $(document).ready(function () { 
 $('#ajax_btn').click(function () {
 url: 'receive',
 type: 'post',
 dataType: 'html',
 data : { ajax_post_data: 'hello'},
 success : function(data) {
 alert('ajax data posted');



 func receiveAjax(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
  if r.Method == "POST" {
 ajax_post_data := r.FormValue("ajax_post_data")
 fmt.Println("Receive ajax post data string ", ajax_post_data)

 func main() {
  // http.Handler
  mux := http.NewServeMux()
  mux.HandleFunc("/", Home)
  mux.HandleFunc("/receive", receiveAjax)

  http.ListenAndServe(":8080", mux)

Run this code on terminal and point your browser to http://yourserver.com:8080 and a button will appear. Click on the button and see the result on your browser and terminal output. Enjoy!

By Adam Ng

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