I’ve been bitten by a Gopher

gopher_blue   It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to write anything, mainly because there’s nothing I’ve been doing lately that I’d consider interesting enough to actually sit down and write about.

Well, the last few days have been interesting, I’ve been discovering the Go language by actually doing more than simply reading about it 🙂

I’ve read loads of blog posts, online docs and even bought a couple of books, which I’m still reading through.

I have to say I’m really enjoying getting back into coding with this language, so much so that I’ve decided to focus on this language over the coming months and build some apps and tooling with Go.

I’ll be keeping everything in my Github repo, so feel free to drop by there anytime. The first webapp I’ve done is here. It does not do a lot, but it works and I’ve got some working tests as well.

There’s not a lot more that I plan to do with this app as it was more an exercise to use while setting up my dev env. Atom is the editor I’m going with, GoConvey as the test runner, Wercker for  CI/CD and DigitalOcean droplets to deploy to.

The next steps are to get Wercker running and deploying to my digitalOcean  droplet.


Current tools I’m using:

Editor: Atom: Liking it so far.

Test Runner: GoConvey : Test Runner and more : I love this tool, it uses the standard testing library and is just brilliant as a test runner, even though it can do a LOT more. I’m only starting out with Go and its been a great help.




Credits: The Go gopher was designed by Renee French. (http://reneefrench.blogspot.com/)

Assistant brewer. Ex DevOps Lead & backend code wrangler. Still likes to code. Into Go, APIs & Docker. Obviously an avid home brewer.

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