The Go Year

Leaving the MySQL Team mid 2016 was personally quite something. I needed a change, but I didn’t realise it would change that much.

I started my new job at DCSO working on project written in Python. With my experience creating MySQL Connector/Python I felt right where I should be. Good colleague, nice office, no more alone at home.. Soon, however, my scepticism of Go, the other programming language used at work, moved to acceptance. And here I am, more than a year later, writing pretty much everything using in Go.

GraphQL servers and clients, single-binary web server applications, new ways using MySQL, .. those are a few things I’ve been doing. I am still discovering the possibilities, and also the pains. Yes, there are things that annoy me, but I consider that more a good thing; nothing is perfect.