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GO NEWSLETTER ISSUE #39

Welcome to Go Newsletter Issue #39. Go 1.4 has been released, with various internal changes and support for Android/ARM. GoCon was also a few weeks ago, from which we have a couple of talks. Thanks for reading, and see you again in 2015!

Compiled by Matt Cottingham and Kelsey Hightower.

ARTICLES & TALKS

Go 1.4 Release Notes

Graceful server restarts with Go
How to pass a socket between running processes so that they can be safely restarted.

Implementing a bignum calculator
Rob Pike's talk on implementing a command-line calculator.

NSQ-centric architecture
Building a chat system with NSQ, a distributed messaging platform written in Go. Given at GoCon 2014.

Hacking Go compiler internals
An interesting talk looking at the lexer and parser. Given at GoCon 2014.

Testing techniques
A recording of Andrew Gerrand's talk, originally given at Google I/O 2014.

The expvar package - metrics for Go
The expvar package allows a Go process to expose variables to the public via an HTTP endpoint that emits JSON.

Go vs. C: A Language Comparison of Concurrent Programming Features
A look at how pthreads and Go's concurrency features compare.

Dockerize a Go webapp and database
A guide to using docker with a Go application and PostgreSQL.

NEW & UPDATED PACKAGES

Writing Go in Vim
Overview of setting up Vim for Go development.

stripe/aws-go
Experimental, automatically generated set of AWS clients.

michaeldv/donna
Experimental UCI chess engine.

smartystreets/goconvey
A utility for writing behavioural tests with `go test` and surfacing the results via a web page.

jacobstr/confer
A config loader that provides extra conveniences for dealing with multiple environments.

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