Category Archives: Programming

Talk about pros and cons of GraphQL

Pros: Very flexible — clients decide which fields of which entities they need. Documentation and test UI are available by default. Cons: Code looks ugly. N+1 selects problem is hard to solve (most probably — with some ad-hoc). It’s harder to test as you don’t know all the use cases. Not a binary protocol — …

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Datadog in a docker for integration tests and local dev

Debugging go app in Jetbrains Goland on m1

First download a proper version of GoLand here — select .dmg (MacOS Apple Silicon) here (direct link — https://www.jetbrains.com/go/download/download-thanks.html?type=eap&platform=macM1&build=211.6556.11&code=GO). Then make sure you are using arm version of go (go version go1.16.2 darwin/arm64). If not, download and install arm version of golang (like «go1.16.2.darwin-arm64.pkg») from the list here — https://golang.org/dl/. Now it should work. With …

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Example of using embed in go

Nice article on using go templates with embed introduced in go1.16: https://philipptanlak.com/web-frontends-in-go/. That’s the code:

Embedding assets to go binary in go 1.16

That’s how you can use it:

Or embedding one file directly into a variable:

More details — https://golang.org/pkg/embed/

Forward multiple kubernetes pods for local development

kubefwd is a great tool that can forward a lot of pods at once to your local machine. The only downside for me is that it touches your local /etc/hosts. That’s how I use it:

It does not have huge documentation, but it is written in golang, and you can check how the source …

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XDebug inside a docker container

That’s how you can debug your php app running in a docker container.

Force ipv4 for golang http client

Sometimes you want to prevent your http client from using ipv6/tcp6. That’s how you do it.

Mocking for unit-tests and e2e-tests in golang

Some patterns to test your golang app. Mocking an interface

https://github.com/vektra/mockery Mocking SQL database

https://github.com/DATA-DOG/go-sqlmock Mocking HTTP server for unit-tests

https://golang.org/pkg/net/http/httptest/ Stubbing HTTP server for e2e-tests

https://github.com/jmartin82/mmock Mocking for e2e-tests with dockertest

https://github.com/ory/dockertest

Install go2 beta on MacOS

A quick guide on installing golang v2 development revision. It works for my MacOS Big Sur (with an Intel processor).