Monthly Archives: April 2016

GoLang and Heroku

I know it has been long time since you seen anything from me on this Blog.  If your a follower I apologize for that.

Things have been somewhat busy here at B.G.R Consulting doing  the Design, Development and I.T support of a subsidiary company (Riverboat Media) that we started up back in December 2015.  The technologies used, which are mentioned in the this Blog title have most likely been the most used these days by start-ups and enterprise.  Who knows maybe even the technologies I’m using for this blog may change also (Ghost).

For sometime I’ve been looking at the Go language and trying to determine if I could add it to the slew of technologies we are already levering here at B.G.R Consulting.  Just recently an opportunity has arisen for me to seek out an alternate to Node.js.  Unfortunately the Node.js plugin or npm module would build on Heroku cloud because of native SWIG interface to a C++ module (libRets).

So looking at the options, open source client modules available I finally determined that the best one to leverage was one written in GoLang (gorets).  After some challenges with getting my local environment setup (VS Code, GoLang extensionGo debugger) and the CI working with Heroku vendor dependencies (GoDeps).

Post a comment any time if you have a question.  I will try to respond as soon as possible.