#282 — October 4, 2019

Read on the Web

Golang Weekly

▶  On Creating the Go Programming Language — The recently returned Go Time podcast has really been putting out some amazing episodes. This time out, they chat with Rob Pike and Robert Griesemer (two of Go’s creators) about Go’s origins, growth, influence, and future.

Go Time Podcast podcast

Publishing Go Modules — The last in a series of posts on the official Go blog about using modules. This time, how can you write and publish modules that other modules can depend upon?

Tyler Bui-Palsulich

Processing 40 TB of Code From 10 Million Projects with Go — There are two parts to this interesting study. First, the why and how of grabbing code from 10 million repositories, and secondly the results of his analysis over the downloaded code. There’s basically something for everyone in here, even if it’s just the most popular curse words in public repos(!)

Ben E. C. Boyter

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Simple Go Project Layout with Modules — A gentle, up-to-date example of basic project structure in the modern Go world. Articles like this are always welcome.

Eli Bendersky

Introducing ent: An Entity Framework for Go — At Facebook’s Tel Aviv office, all new services are being written in Go and they’ve built their own ORM for modeling and querying data. Supports MySQL, SQLite, and Gremlin for now, but Postgres support is promised soon. GitHub repo.

Ariel Mashraki

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📘 Articles & Tutorials

The Magic of Go Comments — A look at a few ways that comments can do a lot more than merely provide guidance or information to readers of your code.

James Bowen

▶  Networking and Go: An Engineer's Journey — An engineer at DigitalOcean shares a tale of how DigitalOcean uses Go as part of its software defined networking approach.

Sneha Inguva

How to Fuzz Go Code with go-fuzz (Continuously) — Fuzzing or fuzz testing is an automated way to provide semi-random data as input to a program or function in order to test its resiliency and ability to handle input that may be outside of the norm.


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Bitmovin sponsor

Building Fast, Tiny GitHub Actions with Go and Docker

Matt Steele

Common Traps, Gotchas, and Common Mistakes for New Go Devs

Kyle Quest

I Still Love You, GOPATH — Is GOPATH extinct in our brave, new module-based world? It’s still supported but likely on the way out.. so Ivan has penned ‘a little homage’ to the good parts of GOPATH.

Ivan Daniluk

▶  How Robotics with Go is a Breeze — Shows off Gobot, a framework for building robots, drones, etc. using Go.

Gergely Brautigam

🛠 Code & Tools

Sprig: 100+ Useful Template Functions for Go Templates — If you use text/template you might find this selection of template functions useful.


HttpRouter: A High Performance, Scalable HTTP Request Router — Solid performance, allows parameters in your routing patterns, can do path auto-correction, generates zero bytes of garbage to collect.. check it out.

Julien Schmidt

dnscrypt-proxy: A Flexible DNS Proxy, with Support for Encrypted DNS Protocols


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Packr 2.7: A Way to Embed Static Files Into Go Binaries

Mark Bates

env: Simple Library to Parse Environment Variables to Structs

Carlos Alexandro Becker

websocket: A New, Minimal, Idiomatic WebSocket Library for Go — Inspired by a couple of other implementations with an eye on simplicity.

Anmol Sethi

go-elasticsearch: An Official Go Client for ElasticsearchElasticsearch is a fantastic document-based search engine and this Go client continues to get frequent releases (such as v7.4.0 this week).


🕰 ICYMI (Some older stuff that's worth checking out...)