Category Archives: Programming

Things worth reading: Some resources about Protocol Buffers in #golang and #gRPC

By | November 1, 2019

Looking around microservice communication protocols I discovered protocol buffers and gRPC as a new alternative to REST with XML or JSON. XML is used in standards like ISO 20022 for financial messages, JSON is widely used by all the new APIs in fintech (Stripe, TransferWise, lots of PSD2 API implementation of banks etc.) Both of… Read More »

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Libraries #golang : Inter Planetary File System client

By | October 29, 2019

In all this talk of distributed systems the Interplanetary File System is a fun practical subject. Obviously golang should be part of that. According to Wikipedia: The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a protocol and peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system. IPFS uses content-addressing to uniquely identify each file… Read More »

Connect to github with ssh key

By | October 28, 2019

This is a straight forward list of steps to connect to github with a ssh key instead of user/password. I am using Linux on my development machine so things are quite easy with ssh. STEP 1: Create a ssh key # ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C “george@voina.org” STEP2: Add the key to the authentication… Read More »

#Healthcheck for #golang #microservices

By | July 14, 2019

One of the important paradigm change in moving away from monolith application to a cloud of micro-services is how to keep all that interconnected could functioning. A monolith enterprise application usually runs in an application container so a lot of time you are using the container monitoring features to make assumptions about the heath of… Read More »

Libraries #golang : A PDF document generator with high level support for text, drawing and images

By | July 14, 2019

The best golang library for generating pdfs. It has so many features and you can control so well the layout of the pdf that I can compare it to LateX level. Package gofpdf implements a PDF document generator with high level support for text, drawing and images. You can find the library at https://github.com/jung-kurt/gofpdf And… Read More »

Allow the use of a transacted session in a #Servlet with #JMS broker #Artemis

By | March 21, 2019

The open-source application server WildFly from which the RedHat owned JBoss application server is derived is one of the most used Java application server lately. This is caused by the strong market consolidation that is happening that caused the Java application server environment to become very restricted. Basically the only open-source enterprise grade Java application… Read More »