#​474 — September 5, 2023

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Perfectly Reproducible, Verified Go Toolchains — Go 1.21 contains some significant features, but truly reproducible builds is a big deal and Russ goes (deep) into how it works here, complete with a walkthrough. The Go team has also built a tool, gorebuild, to prove the feature works as intended.

Russ Cox

Cgo Performance in Go 1.21Cgo makes it possible for Go packages to call C code and is commonly used to provide Go apps with access to the larger world of C-based libraries. Shane doesn’t want to argue about Cgo's pros and cons here but does make the case that its performance is good and the overhead is insignificant in most cases.

Shane Hansen

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A Closer Look at Go's Profile-Guided Optimization (PGO) — PGO offers compile-time optimization of binaries based on profile data of actual usage, which can genuinely change the performance characteristics. This is something you need to get into your build pipelines.

Yahya SayadArbabi


Using Go to Write User Defined Functions (UDFs) — Less a tutorial and more an interesting example of how Seafowl, a Rust-powered analytics database, supports user defined functions provided as WebAssembly and how Go can be used to create such functions. Go's ever improving WebAssembly support will open up more use cases like this over time.

Patrick Skinner

Automated Cloud Provisioning from Your Go Code — Declare infrastructure in your Go program and get self-provisioning local, preview, and cloud environments (AWS/GCP).

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Using Goquery for Data Parsing — If you’d like a jQuery-esque way of working with the DOM..


Building Scalable Apps Using Redis as a Message Broker
Tomas Fernandez

🛠 Code & Tools

Autostrada: A Codebase Generator for Go Projects — A site that lets you pick from a variety of options (webapp vs JSON API, SQLite vs Postgres – add auth, secure cookies, sessions, etc.) and then download a custom codebase built from those options to continue building an app with.

Alex Edwards

CLI Mate: Auto-Generate Go CLIs — Supports nested subcommands, global/local flags, help generation from godocs, typo suggestions, shell completion and more. Inspired by python-fire and powered by Cobra.

Vamsi Avula

Monitor, Test and Document your APIs with APIToolkit — A toolbox for building and maintaining APIs better than ever. Test and validate all API requests, and spot bugs faster.

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Logging in Go: A Comparison of 8 Libraries — With the introduction of a new core standard logging package (log/slog) in 1.21, are all open-source logging libraries obsolete? Ayooluwa looks at 7 of them (plus slog) and gives his opinion.

Ayooluwa Isaiah

LotusDB 2.0: A Key/Value Store Built in Go — A Go-native key/value store that boasts high read and write performance and combines the advantages of LSM and B+ trees. Docs are a little thin on the ground but there’s a complete example in the README and an introductory post on Medium.

LotusDB Labs

Expr 1.15.0: Expression Evaluation Within Go — Got expressions? Expr is an engine for evaluating them, whether it’s for arithmetic, business rules, or data filtering. GitHub repo.

Anton Medvedev

  • Pion TURN 3.0
    ↳ Toolkit for building TURN clients and servers in Go.

  • oapi-codegen 1.14
    ↳ Generate client/server boilerplate from OpenAPI specs.

  • go2rtc 1.7
    ↳ Camera streaming with RTSP, WebRTC, FFmpeg, RTMP, etc.

  • JuiceFS 1.1
    ↳ Distributed POSIX file system atop Redis & S3.

  • Miller 6.9
    ↳ Like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for CSV.

  • DNSControl 4.3
    ↳ Synchronize DNS to multiple providers.

  • Fibratus 2.0 – Windows kernel exploration tool.

  • GoBGP 3.18 – BGP implementation in Go.


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GotHub: An Alternative GitHub Frontend / Proxy — It’s not a typo, but a Go-powered alternative front-end for GitHub. It’s also looking for new maintainers.

Arya K