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Welcome to Go Newsletter Issue #11. We have some exciting announcements to make over the coming weeks as we aim to improve our value as a community resource. As a first step towards that, I'd like to welcome Kelsey Hightower to the team who'll be helping out and driving new developments. New sections will be appearing soon in the newsletter and on the website, so you may want to keep an eye on our twitter feed for updates. — Matt

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Go after 2 years in production
"We were one of the first companies to use Go (golang) in production and we didn't know what to expect in the long run, but so far, so great."

What's happening in Go tip
The second article documenting the changes in Go tip

Rewriting a large production system in Go
"The bet we made was that taking an initial productivity hit during the initial rewrite would pay off in droves when we were able to add more features over time."

Recycling memory buffers in Go
"To understand Go's memory management it's necessary to dig a little into the Go run-time code. There are two separate processes that take care of identifying memory that is no longer used by the program (that's garbage collection) and returning memory to the operating system when it doesn't look like it will be used again (that's called scavenging in the Go code)."

Testing in go-github
Testing HTTP client code in Go


Simple JSON field access for Go

HTTP load testing tool and library

A CSRF protection tool for Go

A JSON templating DSL

Cryptobox: A Crypto API
"Cryptobox is a set of packages modeled after djb's NaCl library that aims to provide developers with a well-documented, properly-written, set of tools for proper encryption."


Possibility of asynchronous file I/O

When is an empty slice not an empty slice?


Each issue we'll feature a snippet or two of useful Go code. Here's the first installment.

Reading a file line-by-line


GoSF Meetup, 2013-09-12 (GoSF)

Whispering Gophers Workshop, 2013-09-11 (Los Angeles Gophers)

Monthly meetup & presentation, 2013-08-30 (Go Steel Programmers)

Hack on Go, 2013-09-03 (Golang Melbourne)

Go Hack, 2013-08-30 (Go TO)

Workshop: Distributed computing with Go, 2013-09-03 (Golang KRK)

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