Archive for March, 2018

The first two parts of my swagger tutorial [Part 1, Part 2] were dedicated to the straightforward art of getting swagger up and running. While I hope they’re helpful, the whole point of those was to get you to the point where you had the Timezone project, so I could show you how to add […]

Review of Part One In Part One of Go-Swagger, we generated a on OpenAPI 2.0 server with REST endpoints. The server builds and responds to queries, but every valid query ends with “This feature has not yet been implemented.” It’s time to implement the feature. I want to emphasize that with Go Swagger there is […]

Introduction ${WORK} has me writing microservices in Go, using OpenAPI 2.0 / Swagger. While I’m not a fan of Go (that’s a bit of an understatement) I get why Go is popular with enterprise managers, it does exactly what it says it does. It’s syntactically hideous. I’m perfectly happy taking a paycheck to write in […]


Engineering Notebook: More Rust Basics

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Continuing on with my engineering notebook, here’s what I’ve been learning about Rust recently. Mostly still following Beingessner’s book, which is about memory management primitives in Rust. The first thing, as I covered last time is that the book teaches Rust’s peculiar (but excellent) flavor of memory management. Along the way, it teaches Rust’s sum […]


Programmer Competency Matrix

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So I’ve been looking at Sijin Joseph’s “Programmer competency matrix,” and I’m going to go through it because I kinda want to know where I stand. But I have to tell Sijin once thing: information architecture is something he needs to improve on. By using the first person in his “about me” page, he somehow […]

The second thing I’ve been reading about this week is OpenAPI, a way of specifying REST APIs. Well, a way of specifying the API for a server that defines its actions in terms of well-known endpoints and HTTP verbs like GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE. (As well as HEAD, OPTIONS, PATCH, but presumably not the […]

I’ve been doing poorly on my engineering notes recently, mostly because I haven’t been having many successes worth writing about. On the other hand, I did manage to get something working in Go. At work, we had a problem: We wanted to deploy CookieCutter, but we wanted it deployed as a service and we wanted […]

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