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The Changelog The Changelog #446

xbar puts anything in your macOS menu bar

On this episode we’re talking with our good friend Mat Ryer whom you may know from the Go Time podcast. Mat created an awesome open source tool for putting just about anything in your Mac’s toolbar. It was originally written in Objective-C, but it just got a big rewrite in Go and abig rename from BitBar to xbar.

If you don’t use a Mac don’t hit skip on this episode quite yet! There are lessons to be learned for anyone interested in hacking on tools to make your life better. Plus, with this rewrite Mat has positioned xbar to go cross-platform, which we talk about as well.

Go Time Go Time #183

Using Go in unusual ways

This episode was recorded live from GopherCon Europe 2021!

Natalie & Mat host three amazing devs who gave talks that showcase using Go in unusual ways: Dr. Joakim Kennedy is tracking Go in malware, Mathilde Raynal is building quantum-resistant cryptography algorithms, and Preslav Rachev is creating digital art.

We hear from our speakers how they got into Go, how they made the choice to use Go for their unusual use case, and how it compares to other languages for their specific needs.

We also chat about conference talks, submissions and public speaking - how to start, good practices, and tips they collected along the way.

Go Time Go Time #182

Go Battlesnake Go!

In the past decade a variety of games have emerged where players need to create an AI to play the game rather than play the game directly. In this episode we speak with the creator of one of those games - Battlesnake. Brad Van Vugt joins us to talk about building a game engine using Go, making programming games easier for beginners to get started with, the long term vision for games like Battlesnake, and more.

Go Time Go Time #171

go:embed

Carl (Director of Technology for Spotlight PA) and Wayne (Principal Engineer at GoDaddy) join Mat and Mark to talk about the new go:embed feature in Go 1.16. They discuss how and when to use it, common gotchas to watch out for, and some rather meaty unpopular opinions thrown in for good measure.

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You'll be Back (to Go)

Go Time’s Mat Ryer breaks out the acoustic for all the Generics haters out there:

A musical message for #golang​ people thinking of leaving because the Go Generics proposal was official accepted. (Spoof of You’ll Be Back from Hamilton.)

If you like this, you’ll be happy to hear we conned invited Mat on to JS Party this week and threatened him asked him to create some jingles for our regular segments. If you don’t like it, please travel back in time and skip that last sentence.

Go Time Go Time #165

When Go programs end

Michael Knyszek from the Go team joins us to talk about what happens when a program ends. How are file handles cleaned up? When are deferred functions run, and when are they skipped entirely? Is there a way to terminate all running goroutines? Tune in to learn the answers to these questions and more!

Go Time Go Time #163

CUE: Configuration superpowers for everyone

On this episode we learn how to Configure, Unify, and Execute things. What’s CUE all about? Well, it’s an open source language with a rich set of APIs and tooling for defining, generating, and validating all kinds of data: configuration, APIs, database schemas, code, … you name it.

Now that we’ve copy/pasted the project’s description… let’s dig in and learn how we can use CUE to make our Go programs better!

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