The year is 2053. The tabs-vs-spaces wars are long over. Ron Evans is the only Go programmer still alive on Earth. All he does is maintain old Go code. It’s terrible! He must find a way to warn his fellow gophers before it’s too late. Good thing he finally got that PDQ transmission system working…
This week we’re featuring an episode of Grafana’s Big Tent! LEGO Group principal engineer Nayana Shetty swaps observability survival stories (to drill or not to drill?) with hosts Mat Ryer and Matt Toback. The trio also reveals new and different observability strategies that have been successful and effective in their organizations.
Plus: Nayana shares how she built her successful observability career brick by brick.
We’re trying something new this week: discussing the news! Natalie, Kris & Ian weigh in on GopherCon’s move to Chicago, Google DDoSing SourceHut, reflections on Go’s success, and a new/old proposal for anonymous function syntax.
During a conversation in the #gotime channel of Gopher Slack, Jerod mentioned that some people paint with a blank canvas while others paint by numbers. In this 8th episode of the maintenance series, we’re talking about maintaining our knowledge. With Jerod’s analogy and a little help from a Leslie Lamport interview, our panel discusses the myth of incremental progress.
The Berlin tech ecosystem was all about PHP/Python for a long time. In the recent years it became a tech hub and an early adopter of Go. In this conversation we’ll see how this reflects in the 10+ years old Go meetup, with the meetup organizing team.
Matt Holt & Mohammed S. Al Sahaf sit down with Natalie & Jon to discuss every gopher’s favorite open source web server with automatic HTTPS!
In addition to laying out what Caddy is and why it’s interesting, we dive deep into how you can (and why you might want to) extend Caddy as a result of its modular architecture.
Another entry in the maintenance series! Throughout the series we’ve discussed building versus buying, building actually maintainable software, maintaining ourselves, open source maintenance, legacy code, and most recently Go project structure. In this 7th installment of the series, we continue narrowing our focus by talking about what to do when projects get big and messy.
Can Go help you write faster PHP apps? In this episode, we explore the unusual pairing of Go and PHP that led to the RoadRunner project, a high-performance PHP application server, load-balancer, and process manager that is all written in Go.
Matan Peled from Technion University joins Natalie & Mat to discuss his PhD research on meta programming and static analyzers. How does Go’s measure up? What would Matan’s look like if he built one? All that and more!
Björn Rabenstein & Bartlomiej Płotka join Mat & Johnny to discuss observability, monitoring and instrumentation for gophers.
We often have code that’s similar between projects and we find ourselves copying that code around. In this episode we discuss what to do with this common code, how to organize it, and what code qualifies as this common code.
Has Go caught your interest, but you just haven’t had the time/opportunity to really dig into it? Are you relatively productive in your current language/ecosystem but wonder if the grass truly is greener on Go’s side of the fence? If so, this episode’s for you!
In this episode we will discuss what it’s like to work with legacy code. How you work with it, how to avoid issues arising due to it, as well as when a greenfield rewrite is the best path forward. Hosted by Angelica Hill, joined by some wonderful guests: Dominic St-Pierre, Jeff Hernandez, Misha Avrekh, and Jon Sabados.
This week we’re bringing The Changelog to Go Time — we had an awesome conversation with Toby Padilla, Co-Founder at Charm where they’re building tools to make the command line glamorous. Toby and the team at Charm have gone “all in” on Go — all of Charm is written in Go. They moved to Go from other languages, saying “Go is the answer to building these type of tools.” And even on this episode Toby says “I love Rust, it’s really cool, it’s a super-exciting language, but I jumped ship. I wanna be more productive, I wanna use all the fun toys, and so I started doing Go.” Clearly this episode will be in good company here on Go Time.
We talk about the state of the art, the next big thing happening on the command line and in ssh-land. They have an array of open source tooling to build great apps for the terminal and Charm Cloud to power a new generation of CLI apps. We talk through all their tooling, where things are headed for CLI apps, the focus and attention of their team, and what’s to come in bringing glamor to the command line.
What does it take to master a programming language like Go? Joining us is the author of Mastering Go to help us answer that very question and to discuss the third edition of the book.
Ed Welch joins Mat and Jon to discuss logging. They explore the different options for logging in Go, and discuss what data is worth including. Everything from log levels, formats, non-structured vs structured logs, along with common gotchas and good practices when dealing with logs at scale.
Let’s talk about the concept of immutable databases, the problems they target, and why you’d want to build one in Go.
Mark Sandstrom and Ben Kraft join Jon and Mat to talk about GraphQL. What exactly is it this query language everyone has been talking about? How does it work? What Go libraries are out there, and where should you get started?
On this episode, Michael Matloob and Daniel Martí pinky promise not to talk about Go 1.18’s two big features (fuzzing and generics). Instead, we’re focusing in on the other cool stuff that’s new!
Natalie and Johnny are joined by the co-founders of APIToolkit for a deep-dive on the topic. We discuss building them, maintaining them, how can we all be better users, and much more along the way.
MLOps is an increasingly popular topic that is no longer just a subset of DevOps. Go is a great choice for infrastructure. What role does Go play in MLOps?
One of the most common questions we receive at Go Time is how to handle schema migrations in Go. In this episode Jon is joined by Mike Fridman and Vojtech Vitek, maintainers of the popular schema migration tool
pressly/goose, to discuss techniques, tools, and tips for handling schema migrations.
Alexey Palazhchenko joins Natalie to discuss the implications of GitHub’s Copilot on code generation. Go’s design lends itself nicely to computer generated authoring: thanks to
go fmt, there’s already only one Go style. This means AI-generated code will be consistent and seamless. Its focus on simplicity & readability make it tailor made for this new approach to software creation. Where might this take us?
Our final installment from GopherCon 2021 is an awesome panel conversation led by Natalie & Angelica with guests Linus Lee, Daniela Patruzalek, and Sebastian Spank. All three of these gophers are using Go in cool and interesting ways outside of traditional work projects.
winning ready survey game show is back, this time live from GopherCon 2021!
Go Time panelists Natalie & Jon join forces with Go Team members Steve Francia, Katie Hockman, Julie Qui, and Rob Findley to battle it out and see who can better guess what the GopherCon gophers had to say!
You had questions, the Go Team had answers! Topics covered include generics (of course), governance (of course), Go 2, text editors, GitHub Copilot, garbage collection, and more.
In this episode Dominic speaks with Jon about his experience transitioning to using a screen reader and learning to code without his vision. They discuss how some of the tooling works, things other developers can do to make their code more accessible for blind teammates, and more.
We’ve talked several times about getting started with Go. But Go is already 12 years old! Let’s talk about how it all started, and hear about it from the people who were there from the beginning.
Open Source and other source available projects have been a huge driver of progress in our industry, but building and maintaining an open source project is about a lot more than just writing the initial code and putting together a good README. On this episode of the maintenance mini-series, we’ll be discussing open source and the maintenance required to keep it going.