Building web services using Go and MongoDB
Go is a fantastic language in which to build web services. It was developed at Google in 2007 and has found use in some of Google's internal systems as well as on Google App Engine. Initially an experimental project, it was created with the intention of creating a language with a syntax loosely derived from C, but adding some of the niceties of modern languages, such as garbage collection, variable-length arrays and a large standard library.
In this talk, Charles will discuss the basics of Go and its' strengths and weaknesses. After an introduction to the language, Charles will talk about JSON and its relationship with Go data structures. This will be followed up by connecting a MongoDB database for data persistence. Adding in some choice open-source packages the end result of the discussion will be the creation of a simple web service.
About Charles Redmond
Charles Redmond is a Software Engineer with Quicken Loans and a Go enthusiast. He recently presented at the Michigan Google Developer DevFest conference on the subject of the Go language.
The presentation will start shortly after 6:45pm with food and beverages arriving at 6:30pm.
Unfortunately, we can not validate parking for this event.