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Go 2017 Survey Shows Generics and Dependency Management the Most Desired Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

The latest Go survey confirms developers see Go lack of generics and dependency management as their two biggest issues with the language. This notwithstanding, this survey marks the first time more respondents use Go professionally than for personal projects.

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Go Language 1.10 Improves Toolchain and Performance

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Although the latest release of Go does not include any major changes at the language level, it provides a number of improvements to the toolchain, the Go runtime, and the standard library.

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Go Language Now Accepts Patches via GitHub Pull Requests

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Google has started mirroring GitHub PRs for Go into Gerrit, Go’s upstream Git server, thus making it easier for developers to contribute to Go development.

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Scaling the ipify Service on Heroku

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 10, 2018

The developer behind the ipify service shared his experiences in scaling the service to 30+ billion requests on Heroku. ipify is an online service which exposes an API that applications can invoke to fetch their external IP address.

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Go 1.9 Introduces Type Aliases, Improves Runtime and Tooling

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 28, 2017

The biggest change in recently released Go 1.9 is improved support for gradual code repair through the use of type alias declarations. Go 1.9 also improves the garbage collector and the compiler.

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Sonatype Acquires Vor Security to Expand Nexus Open-Source Component Support

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

Sonatype announced the acquisition of Vor Security to extend their open-source component intelligence solutions’ coverage to include Ruby, PHP, CocoaPods, Swift, Golang, C, and C++.

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Building a Bank with Golang, Microservices and Containers: Matt Heath at QCon London

by Daniel Bryant Follow 697 Followers on  Mar 20, 2017 2

At QCon London, Matt Heath, Distributed Systems Engineer at Monzo Bank, presented “Building a Bank with Golang”. Key takeaways included: Golang’s focus on simplicity and readability in combination with excellent concurrency primitives making this a language well-suited for creating “high volume, low latency, distributed applications”.

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Go 1.7 Brings Compiler Improvements and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 17, 2016

Go 1.7 significantly improves both compile times and runtime performance, says Google engineer Chris Broadfoot. It also adds hierarchical tests and benchmarks and official support for Linux on IBM z Systems (s390x).

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Go 1.7 to Improve Compilation Speed and Generate Faster Code

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 21, 2016

When Go 1.7 development cycle has still about a couple of weeks to go, Go committer Dave Cheney has reported on the team efforts to improve the toolchain for the coming release.

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Programming Patterns in Go

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 13, 2016

Peter Bourgon has recently presented Successful Go Program Design, 6 Years On at QCon London 2016, discussing patterns to use or anti-patterns to avoid when programming in Go.

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Introducing ‘Gizmo’, a Golang-based Microservices Toolkit from The New York Times Development Team

by Daniel Bryant Follow 697 Followers on  Jan 24, 2016

The New York Times development team have released ‘Gizmo’, an open source Golang-based microservices toolkit, which provides standardised configuration and logging, health check and metric endpoints with configurable strategies, and basic interfaces to define service expectations and vocabulary.

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Defining, Reviewing and Implementing Service APIs with “goa”, a Go-based Microservice Framework

by Daniel Bryant Follow 697 Followers on  Dec 29, 2015

Raphael Simon, senior systems architect at RightScale, has created “goa”, a Go-based HTTP microservice framework that allows the definition of a service API via a Domain-Specific Language (DSL) and the automated code generation of the corresponding “boilerplate” server and client code. InfoQ sat down with Simon and asked questions about the goa microservice framework.

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The Go 1.5 Compiler and Runtime are Written in Go

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 21, 2015 4

Go 1.5 has a complete tool chain written in Go, a quicker garbage collector and runs a goroutine on each available CPU.

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Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 19, 2015 5

In order to improve scalability, Parse moved part of their services, including their API, from Ruby on Rails to Go, Charity Majors, Engineer at Parse, recounts. In doing so, both their reliability and deployment times benefited greatly.

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Security Vulnerabilities in Docker Hub Images

by Chris Swan Follow 541 Followers on  May 29, 2015 2

BanyanOps have published a report stating that ‘Over 30% of Official Images in Docker Hub Contain High Priority Security Vulnerabilities’, which include some of the sensational 2014 issues such as ShellShock and Heartbleed. The analysis also looks at user generated ‘general’ repositories and finds an even greater level of vulnerability.

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