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Friday, December 08, 2017

Advent of Code 2017 #8 and Python's eval

I'm having fun solving Advent of Code 2017. Problem 8 reminded the power of Python's eval (and before you start commenting the "eval is evil" may I remind you of this :)

You can check The Go implementation that don't have eval and need to work harder.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Python → Go Cheat Sheet

I'm teaching and consulting in Go a lot lately, and I work a lot with Python as well. There's a big trend of rewriting backend services in Go and to help people coming from the Python world I've created a Go →Python cheatsheet.

The code in here, I'd love to hear if you have suggestion (via a PR ;)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Checking for Zero Values in Go

In Go, every type has a zero value. Which is the value a variable of this type get if it's not initialized. I had a configuration object of type map[string]interface{} and I needed to check if value exists and is not a zero value.

Here's a small piece of code that checks for zero values:

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Generating Power Set using Bitmap

I was asked to write a function that generate a power set of items. At first I wrote a recursive algorithms but then another approach came to mind. When you calculate how many subsets there are, you can say that each item in the original set can either be or not be in a subset, which means 2^n subsets. This yes/no for including can be seen as a bitmask, and since we know that there are 2^n subsets we can use the number from 0 to 2^n-1 as bitmasks.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Who Touched the Code Last? (git)

Sometimes I'd like to know who to ask about a piece of code. I've developed a little Python script that shows the last people who touch a file/directory and the ones who touched it most.

Example output (on arrow project)
$ owners
Most: Wes McKinney (39.5%), Uwe L. Korn (15.3%), Kouhei Sutou (10.8%)
Last: Kengo Seki (31M), Uwe L. Korn (39M), Max Risuhin (23H)

So ask Wes or Uwe :)

Here's the code:

Monday, June 12, 2017

Go's append vs copy

When we'd like to concatenates slices in Go, most people usually reach out for append. Most of the time this solution is OK, however if you need to squeeze more performance - copy will be better.

EDIT: As Henrik Johansson suggested, if you pre-allocate the slice to append it'll fast as well.

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