#308 — April 17, 2020

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Golang Weekly

Broccoli: Using Brotli Compression to Embed Static Files in Go — There’s been talk about making static file embedding a standard part of Go, but for now you might find this project interesting. It uses the Brotli compression system to embed a virtual file system of static files in your Go executables as tightly as possible.


How Thanos Would Program in Go — An introduction to the Thanos Go Style Guide built for Thanos, the distributed metrics system project, not the Marvel super-villain, BTW 😏

Bartek Płotka

Introducing GoLand 2020.1 — A variety of upgrades for Go Modules support, code-editing features that require little to no interaction from the user, an expanded code completion family, and more! Try free for 30 days.

GoLand sponsor

Understanding Bytes in Go by Building a TCP Protocol — There is a lot more in this long-ish tutorial than just learning about bytes. This is great if, let’s say, you are stuck at home and need a challenge. (Note: If you’ve got deja-vu, we linked this in last week’s brief non-issue.)

Ilija Eftimov

Ebiten 1.11.0 Released: The Go 2D Gamedev Library — Ebiten is one of those genuine gems of a project. Maybe use it to take part in this weekend’s Ludum Dare game jam? More Go entries would be neat..


Generics in Go: How They Work and How to Play With Them — Generics are a lot closer than you might think. So much so that you can try them today in a browser or compile locally.

Chris Brown

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📚 Articles & Tutorials

Statically Compiling Go Programs — If you thought all/most Go binaries were static, you might be surprised to find out that some core packages use cgo code and result in dynamically linked libraries.

Martin Tournoij

How To Create Testable Go Code — Structure your code and tests to be mockable, testable, and maintainable, even if it calls external services.

Dave Wales

The Go Security Checklist — Ensure the infrastructure and the code of your Go applications are secure with the latest actionable best practices.

Sqreen sponsor

Build Your Own Neural Network in Go — A beginner’s guide to building the simplest parts of a neural network completely from scratch.

Dasaradh S K

'How I Built a Cloud Gaming System with WebRTC and Go'

Thanh Nguyen

🛠 Code & Tools

podcast-cli: A Podcast Player with a Terminal-Based Interface


Godocgen: A Go Documentation Generator — Godocgen can output to multiple formats/destinations, making it easy to host as a static site. More background here.

Holloway Chew Kean Ho

3mux: An i3-inspired Terminal Multiplexer — Imagine something like tmux but easier to learn and with sensible defaults. Plus, it’s written in Go so you can tweak it as much as you like :-)

Aaron Janse

Micro 2.5: A Go Micro Services Development Framework


Beta Launch: Code Performance Profiling - Find & Fix Bottlenecks

Blackfire sponsor

Goph: A Native Go SSH Client — Supports connections using passwords, private keys, keys with passphrases, doing file uploads and downloads, etc.

Mohamed El Bahja

GeoDB: A Persistent Geospatial Database with Geofencing and Google Maps Support — Built using Badger gRPC and the Google Maps API. Track the geolocation of objects across boundaries or in relation to other objects.

Coleman Word

oneinfra: A 'Kubernetes as a Service' Platform — Provide or consume Kubernetes clusters at scale, on any platform or service provider.


Gocorona: Track COVID-19 Statistics From Your Terminal — A short and sweet demonstration of what you can throw together quickly using termui, a customizable Go-powered terminal dashboard and widget library.

Ayooluwa Isaiah