Category: Dave Cheney

Go compiler intrinsics

Go allows authors to write functions in assembly if required. This is called a stub or forward declaration. package asm // Add returns the sum of a and b. func Add(a int64, b int64) int64 Here we’re declaring Add, a...

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Clear is better than clever

This article is based on my GopherCon Singapore 2019 presentation. In the presentation I referenced material from my post on declaring variables and my GolangUK 2017 presentation on SOLID design. For brevity those parts of the...

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Prefer table driven tests

I’m a big fan of testing, specifically unit testing and TDD (done correctly, of course). A practice that has grown around Go projects is the idea of a table driven test. This post explores the how and why of writing a...

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