#​486 — November 28, 2023

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Go Weekly

GoFakeIt 6.25.0: A Random Fake Data Generator — Has over 260 functions for generating things like names, emails, locations, colors, user agents, breakfast items(!), and more. v6.25.0 introduces a templating option so you can create more complex things in one go (as above). Repo.

Brian Voelker

💡 Use tools like this for good, BTW – not to generate fake conf speakers.. 🤦

Python is Easy. Go is Simple. Simple != Easy — A high level post touching on the symbiosis that the author and his team have found for using both Python and Go which, naturally, provoked an extensive discussion on Hacker News, if you’re not bored of reading what everyone else thinks about programming languages yet.

Preslav Rachev

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Making Games in Go (for Absolute Beginners) — Miłosz uses the much loved Ebitengine to create a simple Asteroids game (see Wikipedia, if you’re not as old as me). There’s a lot to cover, but the steps are small and easy to digest if you’re looking to understand how games are made.

Miłosz Smółka


Demystifying Function Parameters in Go — How (and why!) different types of function parameters behave differently.

Alex Edwards

etcd and Concurrency STM — A look behind the scenes at concurrency issues faced when integrating etcd with Go, particularly around transactional operations.

George MacRorie

How a Zero-Sized Field at the End of a Struct Has Non-Zero Size — Does a zero-sized type always occupy 0 bytes of space? Nope..


How to Parse a Time or Date — Well presented with interactive examples.

Willem Schots

🛠 Code & Tools

Pagoda 0.10: Rapid, Full-Stack 'Starter Kit' — If you don’t mind strong opinions, Pagoda acts as a foundation of frameworks and modules for building a full-stack Go app. Echo and Ent are on the backend talking to Postgres and Redis with htmx and Alpine.js up front.

Mike Stefanello

Ready for a Pairing Tool You'll Love? Tuple Makes Pairing a Pleasure — You deserve purpose-built tools. Seamless control, low CPU usage, super crisp audio & video. Free 14-day trial.

Tuple sponsor

htmx-go: A Type-Safe Way to Work with HTMX from Gohtmx is an increasingly popular set of ‘power tools’ for HTML – essentially a way to enrich HTML with JavaScript-powered features in a declarative way. This library provides functions and structs to make working with HTMX from Go easier.

Angelo Fallaria

NutsDB 1.0: Persistent Key/Value Store in Pure Go — A simple, fast, embeddable K/V store that supports fully serializable transactions and data structures like lists, sets, and sorted set. GitHub repo.


SDNS: A Lightweight, Fast Recursive DNS Server — A Go powered DNS server with a focus on privacy. Includes DNSSEC support. GitHub repo.

Yasar Alev

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🐘 Postgres user? Come check us out over at Postgres Weekly, where we round up the latest goings-ons in the Postgres space each week too.

  • cast 1.6.0 – Safe, easy casting from one type to another.

  • mpb 8.7 – Render progress bars in your terminal apps.

  • fq 0.9 – Imagine jq but for binary formats.

  • glog 1.2 – Leveled execution logs for Go.

  • Mockery 2.38 – Mock code autogenerator.

  • Afero 1.11 – File-system abstraction system.