How-Tos

21 min watch


FOSDEM 2024: You're already running my code in production

How I became a Go contributor, and you can, too.

How-Tos

17 min read


Error handling in Go web apps shouldn't be so awkward

A useful error handling pattern for Go REST, gRPC, and other services.

How-Tos

1 min read


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.

How-Tos

24 min watch


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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8 min watch


Don't mock slog

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

How-Tos

1 min read


I'm going back to school

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

How-Tos

54 min watch


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.

How-Tos

16 min watch


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.

How-Tos

23 min watch


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.

How-Tos

28 min watch


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.

How-Tos

30 min watch


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.