This project began because I wanted to work on something substantial to learn some basics of web development with Go:
- Working with Postgres
- Basic Authentication
At the time of this writing, the app doesn’t offer much beyond the basics, but I’d call it a success; I got to try various ways of doing things, and I got a lot more familiar with the language.
I would like more practice with go routines, monitoring with Prometheus, and developing an API, though, so I’ll be starting my next project shortly.
Git Tells The Story
I made a modest attempt to tell my learning story with Git, so be sure to check out the commit history on Github and read the commit messages. There were many times I just got carried away with practicing, though, so I apologize that the history may not be easy to digest. I hope that between code comments and commit messages, though, you can learn something.
When I first tried Go, I was thrilled with my experience.
After completing this project I love the language even more. I had a blast working through this, and I’m really looking forward to my next project.
At times I was annoyed by all the code I had to repeat - particularly with error checking. While I’m sure I will learn better ways to do this; nevertheless, this bit of tedium didn’t much dampen my enjoyment of the language.
In the blog posts that follow I will try and communicate what I enjoyed, what I didn’t, and all those little ah-ha moments I had.