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Go Time Go Time #207

Maintenance in the open

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2021-11-25T15:00:00Z #go +2 🎧 20,215

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.

Go Time Go Time #201

eBPF and Go

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2021-10-14T15:40:00Z #go +1 🎧 21,253

eBPF (7 years old) is a sandbox that can run code inside the linux kernel. It started as a technology to build firewalls, and has evolved over time to include a range of new features.

The panel discuss the origins of eBPF and how it works, as well as dig into some real-world use cases. While eBPF programs themselves aren’t written in Go (more like C), we will hear about how you can communicate with eBPF programs from your Go code.

Go Time Go Time #196

Building actually maintainable software

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2021-09-09T15:00:00Z #go +1 🎧 24,121

Building software is difficult and time consuming, but the maintenance of software is where we spend the majority of our time. In this episode, Ian and sam join Johnny and Kris to discuss how to build actually maintainable software, the features of Go that make it good for writing maintainable software, and different ways that we might define the term “maintenance”.

Go Time Go Time #184

All about Porter

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2021-06-17T16:00:00Z #go +3 🎧 17,348

Porter lets you package your application artifacts, client tools, configuration and deployment logic together as a versioned bundle that you can distribute, and then install with a single command. Written entirely in Go, we speak to one of the creators about running an open source project, the importance of documentation, and more.

Go Time Go Time #180

Are frameworks getting an Encore?

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2021-05-20T16:40:00Z #go +2 🎧 15,152

Tools and frameworks that aim to boost developer productivity are always worth a closer look, but we don’t often consider the trade-offs for whichever we settle on. In this episode, we discuss the questions one should be asking when evaluating developer productivity tools and frameworks in the Go ecosystem in particular.

Joining us to discuss is André Eriksson, the creator of Encore, a backend framework that aims to make development and deployment as productive as it can be.

Go Time Go Time #172

Design philosophy

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2021-03-25T15:30:00Z #go +1 🎧 18,017

In this insight-filled episode, Bill Kennedy joins Johnny and Kris to discuss best practices around the design of software in Go. Bill talks through scenarios, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid in both architecture and coding of Go projects.

Go Time Go Time #167

The art of reading the docs

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2021-02-18T17:15:00Z #go +2 🎧 14,374

Documentation. You can treat it as a dictionary or reference manual that you look up things in when you get stuck during your day-to-day work OR (and this is where things get interesting) you can immerse yourself in a subject, domain, or technology by deeply and purposefully consuming its manuals cover-to-cover to develop expertise, not just passing familiarity.

In this episode we pull in perspectives and anecdotes from beginners and veterans alike to understand the impact of RTFM deeply. Also Sweet Filepath O’ Mine?!?!

Go Time Go Time #164

Why writing is important

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2021-01-28T17:00:00Z #go +1 🎧 14,040

In this episode we talk about various types of writing and how we as Go developers can learn from them. Whether it is planning and preparing to write, communicating with team members, or making our code clearer for future developers to read through style guides.

Go Time Go Time #155

What would you remove from Go?

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2020-11-12T16:20:00Z #go 🎧 14,741

When we talk about improving a programming language, we often think about what features we would add. Things like generics in Go, async/away in JS, etc. In this episode we take a different approach and talk about what we would remove from Go to make it better.

Go Time Go Time #154

How Go helped save HealthCare.gov

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2020-11-05T17:15:00Z #go 🎧 19,248

Paul Smith (from “Obama’s Trauma Team”) tells us the tale of how Go played a big role in the rescuing and rebuilding of the HealthCare.gov website. Along the way we learn what the original team did wrong, how the rescue team kept it afloat during huge traffic spikes, and what they’ve done since to rebuild it to serve the people’s needs.

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