#310 — May 1, 2020

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Golang Weekly

An Interview with Go's Rob Pike — Go’s co-creator answers some big picture questions about Go’s status, history, and future. “Go has indeed become the language of cloud infrastructure,” says Rob.


📊 What's Coming in Go 1.15 — This presentation covers all the major sections: tooling, performance, API changes, and the Big Ones, like the aforementioned smaller binaries. Fingers crossed for a final release in August.

Daniel Martí slidedeck

Troubleshoot Golang App Issues with End-To-End Distributed Tracing — Trace requests across service boundaries to optimize bottlenecks by drilling into individual traces end-to-end with flame graphs. Correlate Golang traces with related logs and metrics for fast troubleshooting. Enhance performance with a free Datadog APM trial.

Datadog APM sponsor

Debugging Go Programs using Delve — The recent Go community survey showed that most Go developers use text-based logging (e.g. with fmt.Print()) to debug, but if you want to step things up a notch, this is a gentle intro to Delve.

Naveen Ramanathan

My Journey Optimizing The Go Compiler — Assel explains how a simple task evolved into a legitimate compiler optimization (aimed at 1.15) and proves we should all have a curious mind.

Assel Meher

The 'Ultimate' Go Study Guide — A large repository of code examples with comments and notes from Hoanh’s attempt at learning the language. If you pick up concepts well from straightforward examples, this is worth a look.

Hoanh An

💻 Jobs

Software Engineer at HiPeople (Remote/Berlin) — Fast-moving startup (backed by top tier VCs) shaping the future of modern recruiting is looking for engineers who love working with Go.


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📚 Articles & Tutorials

Making a Multiplayer Game with Go and gRPC — Started as a (somewhat ambitious) project to learn Go, Sam walks us through the algorithms, design decisions, mistakes, and where Go helped and hurt the game.

Samuel Mortenson

Documenting a Go GitHub Repo — Or, “How to Keep the README in Your GitHub Repo in Sync with Your Go Doc.”

Eyal Posener

The 5 Crucial PDF & Office Features For Corporate Apps in Pure Go — UniDoc develops pure Go libraries for managing PDF and Office files since 2016. Here are the features developers use the most.

UniDoc sponsor

▶  Discussing Building Immediate Mode GUIs in Go — Elias Naur, creator of Gio, joins the popular Go podcast to discuss building GUI apps with Go, the pros and cons of immediate vs retained mode and examples of each.

Go Time Podcast podcast

The Creation of a Realtime Patient Monitoring System with Go and Vue in 3 Days — This is the Go content I am here for. Connecting with monitoring devices and leveraging Go’s strengths to create a helpful, distributed application. Great work.

Kasun Vithanage

Add It Up: Azure’s Go Problem — Here’s one takeaway from the Go Developer Survey. Of the major clouds, Azure is the one Go developers seem least enamored by.

Lawrence E Hecht

Why You Should Generally Be using the Latest Version of Go — No surprising arguments here.

Chris Siebenmann

🛠 Code & Tools

XLSX: A Library for Reading and Writing XLSX (Excel) Files — Got spreadsheets? Want to make spreadsheets? There’s a lot you can do with them here.

Geoffrey J. Teale

SQLBoiler: Generate a Go ORM Tailored to Your Database Schema — A long standing library that has now switched to modules.

Volatile Technologies Inc.

Decimal: Arbitrary-Precision Fixed-Point Decimal Numbers for Go — The library laments that it can only support decimal numbers with up to 2^38 digits after the decimal point so take care 😏

Spring Engineering

Beta Launch: Code Performance Profiling - Find & Fix Bottlenecks

Blackfire sponsor

Redigo: A Go Client for Redis — In related news, Redis 6.0 has just been released.

Gary Burd

ntp: Facebook's NTP Libraries — NTP stands for “Network Time Protocol”, if you were wondering. Basically, clock synchronization.

Facebook Incubator

grobotstxt: A Native Go Port of Google's Robots.txt Parser and Matcher Library — Now you can crawl your own site, just like Google does.

Jim Smart

A Compiler for a Small Custom Language Into x86-64 Assembly — One of those ‘labor of love’ type projects that you might enjoy poking around in. You won’t use this project directly, but you might be intrigued how to create a similar compiler for your own thing.

Maurice Tollmien

MIDAS: Microcluster-Based Detector of Anomalies in Edge Streams — A Go reimplementation of this C++ version.

Steve Tan

Liftbridge 1.0: Lightweight, Fault-Tolerant Message Streams — A server that implements a durable, replicated message log for the NATS messaging system.