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Building web services using Google Go and MongoDB

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. 

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  • Jeseekia V.

    Any update on those domains? I'm really curious to see this.

    August 7, 2014

    • Don W.

      Shailesh - I will work on getting this to you by the end of day.

      August 8, 2014

    • Don W.

      Shailesh - I have resent it to you.

      August 8, 2014

  • Jeseekia V.

    When will the raffle winners receive the Google domain code?

    August 2, 2014

    • Niesha S.

      lol...I was just thinking that too. I sent Don an email.

      August 2, 2014

    • Don W.

      Apologies. Been busy the last 2 days. I will have then sent out by Monday at the latest.

      August 2, 2014

  • Godfrey N.

    Thanks for the talk, very useful.

    August 1, 2014

  • Kevin T.

    Good presentation, wished there would have been a little bit more specifics about how functions work in Go and also the concurrency model.

    1 · August 1, 2014

  • Jeseekia V.

    Great session. Thanks for the knowledge.

    3 · July 31, 2014

  • Shailesh

    Great presentation from Charles, learnt quite a bit

    2 · July 31, 2014

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    Have all a wonderful day!!!

    July 16, 2014

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