MVC is a well-known way to structure web applications, but it is often shunned in Go. In this article we explore how MVC can be effectively implement in Go as well as how to avoid all of the issues that many people associate with MVC.
Rather than spending time trying to figure out how to break code into packages, an app with a flat structure would just place all of the go files in a single package. This sounds kinda crazy, but can actually be a great facilitator of learning and letting code evolve into a better final state.
Getting started in Go can be hard. The language itself is pretty easy to pick up, but figuring out how to structure your application can become overwhelming early on. At least it was a big time sink for me coming from a Ruby on Rails background where all of those early decisions were made for me. As I progressed I kept wondering why I had to make all of these decisions myself.
Test driven development is thought of as a practice every developer should adhere to, yet many of us privately struggle to be productive using TDD. In this article we explore some of the reasons why TDD isn't always a great choice and can hinder your productivity
Everyone keeps saying you should be testing, but are they right? In this article we discuss the downsides to trying to learn testing too early and how it can negatively affect your ability to learn to code.
It is easy to get confused by when and why different variants of nil will be equal and when they won't be in Go. In this article we explore why this happens so that you know what to expect when writing your code.
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Jon Calhoun is a full stack web developer who also teaches about Go, web development, algorithms, and anything programming related. He also consults for other companies who have development needs. (If you need some development work done, get in touch!)
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