How Golang Helps Team Leads Become More Effective

By:  TAGS: DATE: 04/26/2018

Team Leads Overview


Let’s talk about team leads and their role in the software development process.


What’s a team lead? There’s no agreed upon answer, so I will have to speak from my own experience.


The team lead’s goal and the reason for their existence is simple: they have to make sure the team is reaching its targets. No more, no less.


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Go and Network API: The Silver Bullet

By:  TAGS: DATE: 05/11/2018

First of all, what do we mean by the term “network API”? It’s simple: we’re referring to any API that’s called remotely. This includes mobile app backends, the AJAX backend for a single page site, RTB services, internal data exchange services for the complicated distributed application, and so on.


Let’s say we’ve been working with network APIs every day for last 10 years. We have favorite libraries, test suites, etc for the languages we’re using. Should we throw them away and switch to the Go programming language?


Yes, we should — let me explain why.


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How to Use Go to Optimize the Cost of Development

By:  TAGS: DATE: 08/22/2017

Big companies are often dependant on software systems to support complex purposes ranging from project management to human resource objectives. Many of these businesses understand why powerful software tools make a significant difference in accomplishing such critical tasks. Yet they aren’t as knowledgeable concerning specific programming languages like Golang and its ability to streamline their overall functions. Therefore, companies such as Sphere Software can help educate corporate managers on Go’s capacity for a wide array of development responsibilities.

The process of writing and maintaining large software systems is often a challenge, especially whenever team members change. But Go has the capacity to diminish these risks through safeguards that protect the language while simplifying its functions to create a more manageable learning curve for entry level developers. Additionally, Go has the built-in advantage of addressing ineffective, complicated code while adapting the codebase at the same time. In a nutshell, this means that Go makes it easier for you to bring new developers into an existing project. By taking advantage of its numerous strengths, your company can minimize certain complications within projects and bring down the cost of development. Read More


An Introduction to Golang

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In 2007 Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson created a compiled and statically typed language called “Go.” This new language was meant to resolve problems they regularly experienced with languages they were using at Google. Here is a list of the pain points this group sought to address:

  • Slow builds
  • Uncontrolled dependencies
  • Different subsets of the language used by programmers to solve the same problem
  • Hard to read and/or poorly documented code
  • Duplication of effort
  • High update costs
  • Version skew
  • Difficulties in writing automatic tools
  • Cross-language builds

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Go for Rails Developers

By:  TAGS: DATE: 08/23/2017

As the Ruby on Rails community becomes increasingly mature, additional time is spent optimizing different aspects of the program rather than creating a completely new web application. This means performance and memory consumption start to play a significant role in its day-to-day development. So now we have much more instantaneous communication, lots of API calls and open connections needs to be processed. This evolution is apparent from the way Rails 5 was developed. ActionCable and API mode for Rails are selling features of Rails 5 due to the program’s advances over time. But what happens if you still encounter problems with performance and concurrency? Luckily, Golang has the capacity to address some of these issues in certain circumstances.

To be clear, however, this article isn’t designed as a complete guide to explain Golang’s most complex facets. Instead, it presents similarities between the two major frameworks of Golang and Ruby. Therefore, the purpose is to compare Ruby on Rails versus Beego. In the process, the objective is to discover familiar ways to perform functions in Go if you already have some experience using Ruby. Read More

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