1 September 2011
On Tuesday night Rob Pike and Andrew Gerrand each presented at the Sydney Google Technology User Group.
Rob's talk, "Lexical Scanning in Go", discusses the design of a particularly interesting and idiomatic piece of Go code, the lexer component of the new template package.
The slides are available here. The new template package is available as exp/template in Go release r59. In a future release it will replace the old template package.
Andrew's talk, "Cuddle: an App Engine Demo", describes the construction of a simple real-time chat application that uses App Engine's Datastore, Channel, and Memcache APIs. It also includes a question and answer session that covers Go for App Engine and Go more generally.
The slides are available here. The code is available at the cuddle Google Code project.