March 21, 2022
One of the first issues that I had to solve when I started to use gRPC was how to inject a DB connection pool to the function handling the request. The DB connection injection is needed because creating a new SQL connection every time there is a new gRPC request (and tearing it down at the end) is a massive waste of resources. Also, this approach could limit the scalability of the API since the database probably has a limited number of connections it will accept.Read More
February 22, 2022
July 28, 2021
A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on managing CORS headers with Negroni. Lately, I’ve created a new API server that needed to be accessible from the browser, but this time I used a different technology, more precisely gRPC-Gateway.
Few months after I wrote that blog post, I stopped writing new REST services by hand. I did not rewrite all the services that used the old paradigm just because they needed a fix or a new feature, but for all new services, I moved to gRPC with gRPC-Gateway.Read More
June 28, 2021
Few months ago I posted a library for sensible int scale for Gonum Plot. There is a similar package I’ve developed to handle timescales.
The integer one, being based on a recursive function, works with any number scale. Differently, this one will only work well with a timescale between 2 days and a couple of years. Extending it is not hard since it’s enough to add additional case statements in the switch, but I’ve not found use-cases for different timeframes so far.Read More
January 20, 2021
Over the years, I found myself multiple times using Gonum Plot. I do find it as a very good and easy to use plotting tool for Go.
The problem I found myself, over and over, dealing with is the tickers scale. If you know before-hand the values that can be expected to be created by the application, it is very straightforward, but the majority of times, this is not the case.Read More
April 30, 2019
For a few years now, I’ve been using Hugo for my website as well as other websites as well. My first Hugo website was my own since I wanted to learn more about the technology before suggesting it to anyone else. Back then I was not able to find any minimalistic theme I liked, and for that reason, I started my own. As you can imagine from the name, I based it on Bootstrap, version 3 since that was the current version when I started to work on it.Read More
March 21, 2019
After the article on the reasons to use vanity URLs in Go and the one about how to implement a lightweight vanity URLs provider, I’d like to share with you how you can leverage AWS Lambda to implement a vanity URLs provider.
The first thing we will need is to import the github.com/aws/aws-lambda-go package. This package will provide us with the needed functions to easily integrate our Go code with AWS Lambda.Read More
January 18, 2019
Golang forces its users to use the repository URL of the dependency in the import statement.
For instance, if we want to import the “test” package that is hosted at github.com/fale/test, we will need to use github.com/fale/test. On the one hand, this is very nice since it allows anyone reading the code to immediately understand where the code is hosted and therefore find it very quickly. Also, this URL-based import path guarantees that no two different packages can have the same import path, preventing this kind of confusion for both programmers and the compiler itself.Read More
December 3, 2018
Today the IT world is very focused on high performance, high throughput interfaces. In this situation, it is common to find REST and gRPC API, given their performances compared to the other solutions. Sometimes, though, we still encounter old API written with older techniques or new API that for some reasons have been developed with outdated technologies. One of those cases that I’ve encountered a few times over the last few months is SOAP.Read More
November 18, 2018
There are some pieces that you need to put in every microservice you write. Those are for instance logging, error handling, authentication.
Over the last year, I found myself writing over and over CORS headers. This requirement brought me to think that I should have used a Negroni middleware since we are already using Negroni for other middlewares. I started looking online for an already written one, and I found a bunch, but I was not happy with what I found, so I decided to write my own.Read More