• GopherCon 2015 Recap

    With todays release of the videos from GopherCon 2015 I thought I would write up my 5 minutes recap of the conference, in case it helps someone pick the videos that might interest them. Go Kit: A Standard Library ... Peter Bourgon Codifying what it means to write a microservice a ...

  • Open Source - Logging & Config Update

    I mentioned earlier a pair of packages I released to the Go community while at Fog Creek. Now that I am no longer with the company, we agreed to redirect folks to my personal fork of the two libraries so that I can maintain them. You can now access the config library at github.co ...

  • Plug and Play Services and Testing

    I got to thinking... One of the reasons some people give for having a complete test suite is that it makes it easier to change code. In the case of a microservice architecture I have seen people motivate microservices with the possibility of replacing them based on tests. The ide ...

  • The IDs have It Again

    While preparing for my talk at StrangeLoop last year I ran into a great post by Jeff Hodges. The entire post is worth reading. But I was especially excited to see the section labelled "Choose id spaces wisely." This reminded me of my post on choosing IDs, and just how important I ...

  • Google First Day

    Today was my first day at Google, and I am officially a Noogler. I am working in the brand lift team. I am really excited about this new opportunity, although at this point I am mostly just trying to learn about everything. I guess I have a few more months in my beanie. ...

  • Last Day As a Kiwi

    Today was my last day as a Kiwi at Fog Creek. Some of the things I am really proud of about my time at Fog Creek are: Rebuilding the FogBugz case event list. Every one that looks at a case in FogBugz is seeing my code in action. Leading the Kiln Team. Although temporary, I reall ...

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