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Leveraging Interfaces in Golang - Part 1

In my previous blog post on using golang in production, I have mentioned that interfaces are my favorite feature in golang.

As a follow-up of this comment, I would like to share how we are using (my current project is also in golang!) the interfaces to keep our code clean and consistent through a series of three blog posts This blog post series assumes that you are familiar with the basics of interfaces in golang. If would like to know what it brings to the table, I strongly recommend to check out this well-written article by Yan Cui.

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 Brian Scott

playgo - a real playful Golang playground

This is the simple version of Go Playground it runs locally with no container needed.

Custom imports can be used.

 Brian Scott

JSON References

Chances are that if you have not had to deal with JSON data yet, you will. This is a collection of articles and talks that explain how to use encoding/json or one of the other JSON packages.


 Nathan Kerr

Elvish - a sophisticated shell implemented in Go

Release 0.9 has just been announced (here and here and here) and to me it already looks quite mature and really promising. One key feature is that pipelines can pass not only text but also other data types like lists, maps, or functions.

(Available on macOS and Linux via Homebrew/Linuxbrew: brew install --HEAD elvish. Currently, without --HEAD, brew installs v0.8.)


GitHub project

 Christoph Berger

Golangflow is now open source!

I'm Releasing the Golangflow source out to the wild! - Github

This site is built using the awesome web framework Buffalo created by Mark Bates. It's been amazing learning the framework coming from Rails background and having Mark help me every step of the way. Have fun and contributions are most welcome :)

 Brian Scott

Explanation of Goroutines

What are Goroutines?

Goroutines are functions or methods that run concurrently with other functions or methods. Goroutines can be thought of as light weight threads. The cost of creating a Goroutine is tiny when compared to a thread. Hence its common for Go applications to have thousands of Goroutines running concurrently.

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 Brian Scott

Movio - Improving with sql and chart

Since we began our transition from Scala to Go, we discovered that when there's no right tool for the job, we can make a rough one ourselves in an hour or two. If it makes sense we can iterate on it until it becomes something the whole team can use, then the whole company, and then, sometimes, the whole world.

In this blog post, I'd like to share two of these tools: sql and chart, that we've been using a lot lately. Together, they compose an interesting pattern for tinkering with multiple databases individually or concurrently within the terminal.

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 Brian Scott

Go tooling in action ( video )

Go tooling in action by Francesc Campoy (JustForFunc)

For a workshop form of this video check this out: source code

 Brian Scott

go install vs go build

 Nathan Kerr

goman - the missing man pages for Go binaries

Most Go binaries come without any man page. On the other hand, most Go projects include a README file. So why not substituting that readme file for a man page? The tool goman does exactly this. Starting from the binary, goman figures out where the source code is, and renders the README file to the terminal - even with colors if the README is Markdown-formatted.

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goman on GitHub

goman logo

 Christoph Berger

Basic testing patterns in Go

What should I test? What you need to test in Go is really not much different from any other programming language. Except maybe that you need to take extra care with pointers if you are not coming from that background. Generally I advocate testing on all levels. Which in practice only means that you need to care for testing not only on the top level layers (e.g. your HTTP endpoints), but also ensure that the underlying structures are also well covered.

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 Brian Scott

Multiplexing Golang Channels to Maximize Throughput

The Go language is great for concurrency, but when you have to do work that is naturally serial, must you forgo those benefits? We faced this question while rewriting our database backup utility, mongodump, and utilized a “divide-and-multiplex” method to marry a high-throughput concurrent workload with a serial output.

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 Brian Scott

Pegomock, a mocking framework for Go


PegoMock is a mocking framework for the Go programming language. It integrates well with Go's built-in testing package, but can be used in other contexts too. It is based on golang/mock, but uses a DSL closely related to Mockito.

 Peter Götz

Lottip - Simple MySQL proxy for query logging with web GUI

Lottip is proxy for MySQL RDBMS with web GUI. It will show you what's happening under the hood of your database layer. As it sits between your application and MySQL server there's no need to use tools like Wireshark or enable general logs to see which queries are being executed. It comes as single binary with zero dependencies and consists of 2 parts: proxy server and embedded GUI. https://github.com/orderbynull/lottip

 Aleksandr Fedotov

Goroutines explained


lucapette just released v1.0.0 of fakedata package

fakedata - a small Go program for random data generator. Lots of goodies in this release!

 Brian Scott

HyperLogLog: An Improved HyperLogLog Implementation for Go

HyperLogLog with lots of sugar (Sparse, LogLog-Beta bias correction and TailCut space reduction).

An improved version of HyperLogLog for the count-distinct problem, approximating the number of distinct elements in a multiset using 20-50% less space than other usual HyperLogLog implementations.

 Brian Scott

ASPNet Cookie Package

aspnetcookie - A Go package that can decode and validate an ASP.net FormsAuthentication encrypted and signed cookie.

 Brian Scott

Zero Allocation JSON Logger

zerolog - The zerolog package provides a fast and simple logger dedicated to JSON output.

Zerolog's API is designed to provide both a great developer experience and stunning performance. Its unique chaining API allows zerolog to write JSON log events by avoiding allocations and reflection.

 Brian Scott