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Welcome to Go Newsletter Issue #30, a little later than usual. Lots of interesting articles and packages this time; one emerging and welcome theme is that people are starting to talk more about the higher-level structure of their programs.

Compiled by Matt Cottingham and Kelsey Hightower.


Custom handlers and avoiding globals in Go web applications

On using the io.Reader interface without ioutil.Readall

Structuring applications in Go

Ten useful techniques in Go

Visualising the Go garbage collector

Map/Reduce at the New York Times

Principles of designing Go APIs with channels

Common mistakes and resources to learn from

How to ensure a type implements an interface

An introduction to pointers in Go


Dropbox open-source Go libraries
Various libraries released by Dropbox

Analyze graphite metrics and other time series data

A Sinatra style pattern muxer for net/http

Heka 0.6.0
New release of Heka, data collection and processing made easy

Maps a lat/lon to a timezone, built for camlistore.

CloudFlare's PKI toolkit


SendGrid powers your app's outgoing & incoming email capabilities, through a super-scalable cloud-based infrastructure. SMTP & API integration options let developers build more faster and focus on the important stuff. One of the early companies to use Go in a large scale production environment, SendGrid will reliably and at scale deliver your critical application email.

Apcera is the creator and provider of Continuum, the secure, hybrid cloud platform that provides cross-cutting control over all service layers, resources, and connections. Built in Go, Continuum enables perimeter-less network security over large-scale distributed systems, uses policy to unify dev and ops, and blends legacy and new technologies. With Continuum, you can use the tools you want, focus on what you do best, and go faster, safely. At enterprise scale.

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