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What’s Coming in Go 1.15 — We linked to a Go 1.15 slidedeck a couple of weeks ago, but I know most of you prefer articles, so here you go! You know about smaller binaries, but did you know there’s a new linker?

Benjamin Hoyt

‘Ensmallening’ Go Binaries by Prohibiting Comparisons — Most people don’t need to squeeze Go binary sizes by this mild extent, but it’s an interesting spelunk nonetheless into how Go’s compilation process feeds a lot of sugar to your app, causing it to be a bit fatter and how you can put it on a (very modest) diet.

Dave Cheney

Find & Fix Code Performance Issues — You can’t improve what you can’t measure. Install in minutes. Profile and understand Go code’s behavior and performance. Browse through appealing graphs. Blackfire.io is now available as Public Beta.


immudb: A Lightweight, High-Speed Immutable Database — Data can’t be changed in this database so it’s well suited for storing every update to other databases for auditing purposes, perhaps, or maybe log streams or public certificates. Written in Go.


💻 Jobs

Find a Job Through Vettery — Vettery specializes in tech roles and is completely free for job seekers. Create a profile to get started.


📚 Articles & Tutorials

Faking stdin and stdout in Go — Redirecting standard input and output is common in testing situations but has other use cases as well.

Eli Bendersky

Building Uber’s Go Monorepo with Bazel — Uber’s monorepo is the largest that’s using Bazel, leading to many challenges leading to many opportunities for Uber to work with Bazel and improve the platform.

Uber Engineering

🛠 Code & Tools

🎲 Fun and Side Projects

Profefe: Continuously Collect Profiling Data for Long-Term Postmortem Analysis — Vladimir writes in:

“For the past couple years I’ve been working on profefe, a system and an agent-library for continuous profiling for Go, initially inspired by Google’s Stackdriver Profiler. (..) Since this is a hobby project, I’m interested in feedback and collecting use cases, outside of those I came up for my personal needs.”

Vladimir Varankin

If you want to get into a section like this in a future issue, let us know if you work on any interesting Go related projects you think we should include. Bonus points for games, musical, or anything with a nice visual angle we can include, but everything welcome. 😄