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Let's do Kubernetes

I’m taking a small detour today, to a topic that’s not strictly Go-related, but which I get asked about a lot: Docker and Kubernetes. Starting on Monday, in what is likely to become a 2- or 3-week series, I’m going to be deploying a small Go app I wrote, to Kubernetes on Google Cloud. I’ve done this before, but it’s been a few years, so I’m a bit rusty. And Kubernetes has changed (as it always does), so there are sure to be some educational bumps along the way.


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Resume advice for a first-time job seeker

I review the résumé/CV of a first-time job seeker, looking for a Go-related job.


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Don't mock slog

Don't mock slog! This video shows you the super simple alternative


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I'm going back to school

Watch me learn to build a web server in Go, courtesy of

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Building a Go linter from scratch

I walk through the "Writing Useful go/analysis Linter" tutorial by Denis Isaev, and build my first linter from scratch.


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Inspect Your Errors: Unwrapping errors for fun and profit

I've talked about wrapping errors. Now let's talk about the various ways to unwrap and inspect errors.


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Writing the perfect résumé to land your first Go job

I critique the résumé/CV of someone looking for their first Go job, and offer my suggestions for improvement.


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I'm officially a Go contributor! (and you can be, too)

Learn how the Go proposal and change process works, with a real world example.


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How to bootstrap a Go project on GitHub Actions

I outline bootstrapping steps for a new Go project with GitHub Actions to run tests, lint code, and ensure secure project setup.


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Use error decorators to simplify your error handling code

Learn to use a custom error type as a decorator to simplify error handling.


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JSON Tricks: The Self-Referencing Marshaler

For more content like this, buy my in-progress eBook, Data Serialization in Go⁠, and get updates immediately as they are added! The content in this post is included in my in-progress eBook, Data Serialization in Go, available on LeanPub. I’ve done a lot of JSON handling in Go. In the process, I’ve learned a number of tricks to solve specific problems. But one pattern in particular I find myself repeating ad infinitum.