• A look at Go from a newbie's perspective

    I confess I am late to the game: the Go programming language came out in 2009 and I had not had the chance to go all in for a real project until two weeks ago. Here is a summary of my experience. Spoiler alert: I’m truly pleased. [Continue reading]

  • Those pesky Makefiles

    As a software developer, you have probably disregarded the build system of your project—those pesky Makefiles—as unimportant. You have probably “chosen” to use the de-facto build tool make(1). And you have probably hacked your way around until things “seemingly worked”. But hang on a second. Those build files are way more important than you may think and deserve a wee bit more attention. [Continue reading]