Hello readers!

It’s been awhile. Look how big my baby is now:

HUGE. And so many teeth. He’s walking all over, including all over his dada, and keeping us on our toes.

But I digress.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to go to GopherCon.¬†Since I resumed work in March, most of the work I’ve been doing has been in Go:

I rewrote an API service from Java to Go. The service has a handful of endpoints to manipulate filter strings including create, edit, get by id and get (all) by org, and uses some customized middleware based on go-kit for logging and etc. ¬†Figuring out my way around all the company-specific middleware was complicated because it was created by a former employee to make Go development easier for Java developers (I am not a Java dev). Luckily, my very talented co-worker Amy had recently built a similar Go service and I was able to use her work as a template of sorts — while still dealing with a number of unique challenges to the project. Today, this “marketer” API runs in production servicing the marketer platform and a number of additional endpoints and services have been added.

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