Mon, Apr 18, 2016
As touched on in a recent post about redoing this site, I recently had the (mis)fortune of using a Golang project in anger for the first time. It’s not exactly a reasoned critique drawn from years of experience, but I wanted to share some of my gripes regardless. As a long-time Python-using dev & sysadmin, I found the following things frustrating when attempting to use, troubleshoot, understand and/or modify a Golang project (specifically Hugo, but most would apply to anything in the ecosystem): Adding a build step to the development process: even a fast build step feels like pulling teeth when one’s used to a simple edit-save-run cycle; and Hugo currently takes about 5-10 seconds (!) to build on my no-slouch workstation, even with all its dependencies cached.

Mon, Apr 18, 2016 | personal

I’ve rebuilt my website! This post isn’t likely to be interesting unless you’re into static site generators or navel-gazing. It’s also not too long, as I’m omitting almost all the gory details.

Sun, Sep 29, 2013 | documentation, maintainership, sphinx

Most open source projects store documentation in the source repo itself. This is easy to do, allows the doc builder to reference in-code documentation (like Python docstrings), makes contributions from others simpler, etc.

However, it doesn’t always play nice with “meta” information such as how to contribute, project roadmap, and so forth.