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Concurrency in Golang: Building a Data Pipeline for Monitoring Microservices from Scratch

Time and resource consumption have become the driving forces of developing modern applications. While building cloud-native applications, it’s important to ensure that you have the most optimized code in place, and oftentimes that means leveraging concurrency. While writing concurrent code may sound overwhelming at first, Golang makes it extremely easy to get a handle on.

How to Set up a Jenkins CI/CD Pipeline for Your Golang App

Bringing the best software solutions to market as quickly as possible requires using automation to facilitate repetitive tasks (e.g., testing) so you can spend more time writing high-quality code. This is one of the main reasons why today’s top-performing dev teams build continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery or continuous deployment (CD) pipelines, which enable them to ship new releases faster.

Using gRPC with Golang

In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with the gRPC Golang library for microservice communication by creating a simple note-taking application. APIs and service-to-service communication are what make modern microservice architecture possible. REST is generally the preferred implementation pattern, but if you only use REST, you could miss out on the significant performance gains that gRPC can offer. gRPC can provide better speed and efficiency than REST APIs.

Implementing OpenTelemetry in a Gin application

OpenTelemetry can be used to trace Gin applications for performance issues and bugs. OpenTelemetry is an open-source project under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that aims to standardize the generation and collection of telemetry data. Telemetry data includes logs, metrics, and traces. Gin is an HTTP web framework written in Go (Golang). It features a Martini-like API with much better performance -- up to 40 times faster. If you need smashing performance, get yourself some Gin!

Everything You Need to Know About Golang App Testing

Oftentimes, people starting their journey in the field of software development don’t understand the importance of testing, including Golang app testing, until late in their careers. It’s essential to think about testing as an integral part of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) not only in theory but in practice, too. When building cutting-edge software, you need to make sure that the version being upgraded is error-free and that almost all of the failure cases have been considered.

Monitor gRPC calls with OpenTelemetry - explained with a Golang example

gRPC (Google Remote Procedure Call) is a high-performance, open-source universal RPC framework that Google developed to achieve high-speed communication between microservices. gRPC has Protobuf (protocol buffers) by default which would format or serialize the messages to a specific format that will be highly packed, highly efficient data. By its virtue of being a lightweight RPC, gRPC is suited for many use-cases. gRPC can be considered a successor to RPC, which is light in weight.

Continuous integration for Go applications

Go, an open-source programming language backed by Google, makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. Go’s efficiency with network servers and its friendly syntax make it a useful alternative to Node.js. All network applications need well-tested features, and those developed in Go are no different. In this tutorial, we will be building and testing a simple Go blog.

Making Go errors play nice with Sentry

Here at incident.io, we provide a Slack-based incident response tool. The product is powered by a monolithic Go backend service, serving an API that powers Slack interactions, serves an API for our web dashboard, and runs background jobs that help run our customers incidents. Incidents are high-stakes, and we want to know when something has gone wrong. One of the tools we use is Sentry, which is where our Go backend send its errors.

Testing Golang with httptest

Go, often referred to as Golang, is a popular programming language built by Google. Its design and structure help you write efficient, reliable, and high-performing programs. Often used for web servers and rest APIs, Go offers the same performance as other low-level languages like C++ while also making sure the language itself is easy to understand with a good development experience.

Go 1.18 released on Platform.sh

As of yesterday, the team behind Go has released a new version 1.18 with some significant changes to the language. Those of you who want to start using these new features are in luck: you can do it right away on Platform.sh. If you’re already using Go on Platform.sh, you can upgrade by changing the number in the type key of your app configuration. In your.platform.app.yaml file: If you’re not yet using Go for your project, now’s a great time to give Go a try.