Me at FOSDEM 2011: Practical Go Programming

"Practical Go Programming"

This is a variation on the talk I gave at OSDC in Melbourne last year. The slides are available here.

I had a great time at FOSDEM. It was a very well-organised event, with thousands of open-source hackers from all over Europe coming together to learn and get things done. I'll be back next year for sure.

Update: I've written a post describing the internals of final the demonstration.

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  • Feb 20 2011, 10:46 AM
    jm responded:
    The person who asked the last question does not deserve the answer he received.
  • Feb 20 2011, 12:43 PM
    Andrew Gerrand responded:
    I'm inclined to agree. I was really shocked by how rude he was!
  • Feb 23 2011, 4:34 AM
    gob responded:
    talk/code/1 restart is broken:
    URLStore: extra data in buffer
  • Feb 23 2011, 12:36 PM
    bsr responded:
    great presentation.. towards the end, you showed the benchmarking real time graph. Is it something available in standard go tools? thanks.
  • Feb 25 2011, 6:13 PM
    ronnybrendel (Twitter) responded:
    I was shocked too, but you handled it very gracefully.

    Very cool talk over all. I enjoyed it very much.

  • Feb 25 2011, 6:59 PM
    Andrew Gerrand responded:
    @bsr - I wrote a custom stats collection server in Go and used Flotr on the client side to produce those graphs. You can find the code in this github repo:

    I hope to write a blog post on how I put this together in the next week or so. It only took me about an hour to throw together - very satisfying!

  • Feb 25 2011, 7:02 PM
    Andrew Gerrand responded:
    @gob - thanks for pointing that out. I actually noticed this during the talking itself, unfortunately. Will fix it this week.
  • Feb 28 2011, 1:44 PM
    Daniel Huckstep responded:
    Good talk, and way to handle that last insult^H^H^H^H^H^Hquestion!
  • Mar 5 2011, 12:56 AM
    Mark responded:
    Brilliant presentation, Andrew.