Tales of my first meetup
Been a developer for 2 or more years, one would think some certain developer traditions would be observed such as using a dark-themed editor or maintaining a github commit streak. How about a more specific one like going to a gathering of other developers?
Well… In my head, I was checking something off my imaginary list but actually a friend of mine was going and I decided to tag along. In fact, I was the one that forced him to go, he’s a very hardcore Go developer because he literally writes nothing else these days other than Go and he was going to speak so yaay!
There was a talk about interfaces in Go and using Go for Mobile Application development to enhance application speed. Also, on the web browser for highly web performance web pages with faster load times, using Go to build your own apache or nginx literally and of course, the do’s and and dont’s about Go - the bad parts. How Go is almost 7,000 times faster than PHP (a guy actually googled this and it was the first article to pop up), it was really a sad day for developers not writing Go. There was also a mention of Go not having a package manager like npm because standard Go-lang has everything you would ever need and you might never get to use a library.
Bottom-line is, the meetup was fun, networking with other developers was also nice and my geeky-antenna was all over the place throwing geek slangs and jokes all through. Seemed like something to be done often.