As described a few days ago, I am migrating individual packages of the Tideland libraries to owb repositories. I have already described my motivation for this. In the meantime, two more packages have been migrated to the main level: Tideland Go Actor and Tideland Go Wait. The package Tideland Go Actor pursues the idea to realize concurrency in Go not only via CSP, but also with the Actor Model. It picks up a bit the concept of the Erlang/OTP module gen_server.
A look at the Tideland Go repositories shows that these today are libraries for individual topics with various packages included. One problem with this form of organization is that these packages are difficult to find. At the same time, their individual histories and their versions are tied to those of the entire library. This must be improved. Therefore, the reconstruction of these projects has now begun. So some of the packages from the repositories move to the main level and become independent projects.
While step by step reorganizing the Tideland Go libraries the one for testing your projects reached a new version. I’ve just released the Tideland Go Audit v0.5.0. As it already is a very robust and complete library there are only few changes. The asserts package now provides the additional assertions NotOK() and AnyError(). In case of asserting tests and using Failable like testing.T their provided Logf() and Errorf() will be used for output.
The Facebook corporation was a thorn in my side early on with its handling of personal data for advertising purposes. On top of that, Facebook itself showed me how difficult it is to keep conversations in check. That’s why I deleted my Facebook account a while ago. It was the same with Instagram as another service of the Facebook group. As a messenger, I have been using WhatsApp for a long time.
Last Monday I gave a remote workshop about Go programming. It has been an interesting experience, not yet done something similar before. Sadly I needed too much time for the basic topics. So I had not enough time in the end to dive into my example. This has been a module containing a little declarative environment for components, a bit like Kubernetes. As a result I decided to create an online training for Go based on an improved version of that example.
Interestingly I already wanted to write about working from home already before the current crisis. I had the luck to start with it in 2011. I then began working for Canonical, a world-wide distributed company. My direct colleagues had been spread from New Zealand and Australia via several locations in Europe to North- and South-America. A fantastic feeling. Actually I’m working for Loodse, not as large but 100% remote too. And I enjoy working with all my different colleagues.
In January 21 to 23, 2020 are the next GoDays in Berlin, Germany. And I hope it will be a great conference for all Gophers again like it has been this year too. While being a passive visitor last time I’ll be active with two slots this time: First one will be a workshop from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on 21st together with Nico Schieder and Indradhanush Gupta. We’ll introduce you in Kubernetes as platform for own components, because it can do more than deploy and manage containers.
Today we’re celebrating the birthday of our little gopher, Googles programming language Go turns 10. A decade of growing and getting better every year without breaking the promise of source code compatibility. So the community grew to about two million developers world wide and we can find a pretty large number of projects developed in Go. Especially many projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation are using Go for implementation, like Docker and Kubernetes, Etcd and Prometheus.
Here it is, a new minor release of the Tideland Go Library. It’s the new v0.2.0 and contains some smaller changes. You can read about it inside the CHANGELOG. But it also contains two bigger blocks. One has been the splitting of the somehow poor designed and organized webbex into the new httpx and web. The other one is the even bigger one, I needed most of the time for it.
The JAX conference typically focusses on Java technologies, the J of the name already shows it. But over the last years it opened more and more for other languages or external infrastructure technologies influencing the system architecture for solutions. And so this year in May I had the chance to give an introduction into Google Go as an alternative programming language. The slides can be found at SlideShare as usual. But additionally the organizers recorded the one hour talk on video.