Cory LaNou is our guest this week. He shared what it was like to start open source development after 13 years of programming behind closed doors, and what it was like to have one of his first contributions (a bug fix) be reviewed by Dave Cheney (a very prominent Go developer).
Cory helps to organize several local meetups and shared the details of his work in the community, as well as some inspiring tips for how to get involved.
We also discussed the need for domain knowledge to understand the code you’re reading, microservices and frameworks in Go, reasoning for breaking down an application, performance, and more.
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- Cory LaNou – Twitter
- Erik St. Martin – Twitter, GitHub
- Carlisia Pinto – Twitter, GitHub
- Brian Ketelsen – Twitter, GitHub
Notes and Links
- grpc – A high performance, open source, general RPC framework that puts mobile and HTTP/2 first
- protobuf (Protocol Buffers) – Google’s data interchange format
- Go kit
- Cory gave the closing keynote at Gophercon India 2016 on Community
- Camel all the things
- Do you want to be an open source developer?
- Git reflog for winning at git
- Cory’s list of OSS help wanted projects
- Gophers Slack and #reviews channel
- Go meetups around the world
Interesting Go Projects and News
- Go 1.6.2 Update (Minor update, biggest change is http2 in the net/http client)
- Dave Cheney’s GopherChina talk, Writing High Performance Go
- Micro framework
- Go GetDoc (needs Go 1.6)