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Welcome to Go Newsletter Issue #20. It was great to meet some gophers and hear about interesting projects over the weekend at FOSDEM; you'll find a summary of the Go devroom below. The next Go conference will be GopherCon in April, and an initiative to help improve diversity has been announced for the conference. Don't forget there's also the dotGo conference in October. Compiled by Matt Cottingham and Kelsey Hightower.


FOSDEM 2014 Go devroom roundup
A summary of the talks given this weekend at FOSDEM. If you missed the livestream, videos will be available soon.

Self-referential functions and the design of options
Rob Pike demonstrates a beautiful use of closures when designing an interface for setting options on a Go package.

Go I/O is Fun*!
Simplify code by using I/O interfaces and an introduction to the wrapio package.

The Environment Object Pattern in Go
Avoid global variables and improve testability by leveraging structs, packages, and struct embedding.

Moving forward with Go
"After a couple of iterations we settled for the go language as the primary language for rewrite of happy pancake from C#."


.NET LINQ-like query methods for Go

A HTTP Form Encoding & Decoding Package


Should we care about minimizing memory padding in Go?
Kevin Gillette provides some great insight on the Go memory alignment rules and offers some simple guidelines to save memory when working with structs.

Go - Should I use it as the only webserver or should it work with a traditional one?
Nice discussion regarding the use of Nginx or Apache as a reverse proxy for Go web applications. TLDR; Go can serve 25K/s easily, but if you need things like caching, logging, rate-limiting, and advanced SSL features using a reverse proxy can save you a lot of time.

GitLab support for "go get"
Led by Bruno Albuquerque, an initiative to make projects hosted in GitLab go gettable.

third_party.go - self contained GOPATH helper
Brandon Philips introduces third_party.go and explains its used to manage external dependencies for projects such as etcd.


The Elder Gopher 2014-02-04 GDG Berlin Golang
Edmonton Go February Meetup 2014-02-24 Edmonton Go
GoSF Meetup - Mesos + Go | Stream Multiplexing | Dependency Mgmt 2014-02-20 GoSF
Graph Database + GolangDC; how to write a driver for neo4j in go 2014-02-11 Golang DC
Intro to Go 2014-02-04 Golang Melbourne
Rencontre avec Francesc Campoy Flores, ingénieur Dev Rel Golang 2014-02-05 Golang Paris
Kick off meeting 2014-02-17 GDG Gigcity
General Meetup and Hack Night 2014-02-14 Go Miami
Go Tampa Kick Off 2014-02-20 Go Tampa
GolangVan Kickoff 2014-02-06 GolangVan
First Go User Group Meetup! 2014-02-06 Gainesville Go User Group
Charla: ¿Por que Go? por Victor Castell y Mesa redonda 2014-02-04 GoMAD - Madrid Go User Group


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