Once you understand the basics, Golang can make you more productive than ever before. But what do you do when things go wrong?
You may not know this, but Go natively includes pprof for recording and visualizing run-time profiling data. Third-party tools like delve add support for line-by-line debugging. Leak and race detectors can defend against non-deterministic behavior.
If you haven’t seen or used these tools before, they will quickly become powerful additions to your arsenal of Golang tools.
I’ve met a lot of developers who rarely open the debugger when they run into an issue with their code. I…
You can deploy ASP.NET applications, run PowerShell or Linux subsystem scripts, and enable autoscaling to meet customer demand. I’ve been using the service for about a month now, these are my key takeaways.
Container-based development has a number of benefits like consistent environments, isolation, and a run-anywhere mentality².
When using Linux-based containers on Kubernetes, it usually comes with the advantage of being lightweight enough to scale and quickly meet traffic needs. Even the About Windows Containers page speaks to these benefits:
“Containers provide a lightweight…
When I tell people I’m fully remote they have one of two reactions: they imagine some nightmarish trapped-at-home scenario where human interaction is nonexistent, or they dream of a life unchained from “the morning routine”. After about six months as a fully-remote employee, the result is somewhere in the middle.
Similar to most newly graduated folks, I had no idea what I wanted to do next. I thrashed between pathways forward, from graduate programs to interviews with Google and the like. I almost ended up in the United Kingdom at business school. …
Whether you have your own on-premise data center, have decided to forego the various managed cloud solutions, or are developing software for a company that has — there’s a few things you should know when getting started with on-premise K8s.
If you’re already familiar with Kubernetes you know that the control plane consists of the kube-apiserver, kube-scheduler, kube-controller-manager and an etcd datastore. For managed cloud solutions like Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE) or Azure’s Kubernetes Service (AKS) it also includes the cloud-controller-manager. …
There’s a few reasons I love Golang:
At its core, it’s a boring language, which is probably why awesome projects like Docker and Kubernetes are written in it and companies with high performance and resiliency requirements, like Cloudflare, are using it.
Despite its ease of use, Go really requires attention to detail. If you don’t use the language as it’s intended it can break. It can be hard to diagnose and challenging to fix the mistake.
go get will organize your code into an easy to follow directory structure that you can use across all your work-spaces. Give it a try even if you’re not a gopher.
go get github.com/golang/go will clone the repository and put it at
GOPATH usually defaults to your home directory.
When I started using Golang 3 years ago, I came from a world of Python, PHP, and NodeJS where every time I created a new repository I would have to think about where it was going to go. This would usually result in directory structures like:
Software Engineer at RStudio, Inc with a passion for small companies with big challenges. Currently interested in Golang, Kubernetes, and green tech. @tylfin 🚀