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GO NEWSLETTER ISSUE #33

Welcome to Go Newsletter Issue #33. There are some great in-depth looks at testing and constants in this issue, as well as an excellent guide to getting started on a project.

Compiled by Matt Cottingham and Kelsey Hightower.

ARTICLES & TALKS

How I Start: Go
A well-written guide to creating a simple HTTP service from scratch

Gophers with Hammers
How Go's design facilitates writing tools for Go

iota: elegant constants in Go
A detailed look at using constants expressively, with particular attention to `iota`

Constants: The Go Blog
"In Go, constants, unlike variables, behave pretty much like regular numbers. This post explains why that is and what it means."

Lesser-known features of `go test`
Including parallel tests and blackbox testing

Go interfaces make test stubbing easy

Go execution modes
Proposals for different execution modes for shared library support and possible linking to non-Go programs

Interview: GopherConIndia Speaker Blake Mizerany
A short interview with Blake Mizerany (check the blog for other interesting interviews).

Go testing patterns: benchmarking and expensive fixture setup, allocations, and automation
Following on from Dave Cheney's post on using pkg/testing for microbenchmarks

Go’s runtime C to Go rewrite, by the numbers

Go compiler nil pointer checks
A low-level look at nil pointer checks

Ruby, Rails & Go
"Comparing and contrasting Ruby on Rails and Go from the human perspective."

NEW & UPDATED PACKAGES

blevesearch/bleve
A modern text indexing library for Go

Yelp/dockersh
A shell which places users into individual docker containers

tv42/jsonarray
Streaming decoder for JSON arrays

Using Go to load test a RabbitMQ instance

tomjowitt/ozdata
Australian postcode data query tool

ConradIrwin/aws-name-server

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