Jon, Mat, Johnny, and special guest Cory LaNou discuss the ins and outs of structuring Go programs. Why is app structure so important? Why is it hard to structure Go apps? What happens if we get it wrong? Why do we confuse folder structures with application design? How should a new Go app be structured?
Jaana B. Dogan joined the show to talk about hardware geekery, on-boarding people into Go, the state of the feedback loop with the Go team, and her initiative to create Go Work Groups.
Cory LaNou is our guest this week. He shared what it was like to start open source development after 13 years of programming behind closed doors, and what it was like to have one of his first contributions (a bug fix) be reviewed by Dave Cheney (a very prominent Go developer).
Cory helps to organize several local meetups and shared the details of his work in the community, as well as some inspiring tips for how to get involved.
We also discussed the need for domain knowledge to understand the code you’re reading, microservices and frameworks in Go, reasoning for breaking down an application, performance, and more.