Writing a Search Engine in Golang — The Beginning
I've started a project to create a search engine for quite some time now.
This will be a series of posts since I won't write the whole thing in a slam, I'd rather take my time and understand the concepts and challenges of the project.
However, even though all of the drawbacks, the language has unpair performance characteristics, being very close to bare metal while being confortable to write code on it, have awesome parallelism constructs, and also it's another part of the challenge, I want to write most of the things from scratch, so having a crude language can be a good thing in this regard.
Since I have a work from 9 to 5 and I don’t want to came back home and do “productive” work, my will is to rather attend to classes, cook something, play video games, and, most commonly, grab a drink with my friends.
Given that, I’ll do most of my job only once a week, trying to use commit messages as a way to create a sort of a report, in which I’ll be getting the material for this series.
One other challenge is to write most of the algorithms and datastructures by hand, keeping most of the code using golang's standard libraries, the only external libs would be the http lib, namely the Gin framework.
The repo is here and that's mostly it, let the posts begin!