Posted on March 19, 2013 by

Golang DC Meetup Summary


Wow, it really had been 6 months since the last meetup. Fortunately it was well worth the wait. Baron Schwartz was up from Charlottesville and gave an excellent presentation about Go and MySQL.

I had put out a gist several months ago regarding connection pools in Go. So what I learned, is that Go already supports connection pools. A DB is way to talk to a database, not an actual connection to that database. So my code was a little unnecessary (although still a good way to learn about channels). Really, it is abstract enough and would work with any external resource though, such as Redis.

The next Golang DC meetup is in the works, and should be coming up pretty soon!