Andrey Petrov is the author of urllib3, the creator of Briefmetrics and ssh-chat, and a former Googler and Y Combinator alum. He’s back again to free us of our old ways of thinking, so that we can embrace what's really special about receivers in Go.
When getting started with Go, there is a strong temptation to bring baggage from your previous language. It’s a heuristic which is usually helpful, but sometimes counter-productive and inevitably results in regret.
Go does not have classes and objects, but it does have types that we can make many instances of. Further, we can attach methods to these types and they kind-of start looking like the classes we’re used to. When we attach a...Read more →