Announcing: Golapa v1.1

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It’s been almost 4 months since our initial release of Golapa and we’ve been using it extensively for managing our Turret.IO signups. Today I’m proud to announce that it now supports Turret.IO as a method for capturing signup data, which also coincides with our release of the Turret.IO Go client library. Golapa continues to provide a… Read more »

Organizing Go code to be ‘go gettable’

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This topic comes up a lot because Go is a newer language and has some quirks that many developers aren’t used to. One Go tool that’s particular useful is ‘go get’ — which is used to fetch a remote package and add it to your current Go workspace. Naturally, a Go developer may at some point… Read more »

Improve Your Code Deployments with FPM

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At Turret.IO, our stack includes software written in both Python and Go. While it’s relatively easy and efficient to deploy Python code that handles the website and API, shipping Go binaries isn’t nearly as elegant. Our initial methods involved deploying the source, compiling on each machine (since Go does compile incredibly fast), and startup scripts… Read more »

Using Cassandra with Python and uWSGI

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The latest Python DataStax Driver is a welcomed addition to the available Python clients that support CQL3 with Cassandra. One unfortunate pain point with this client (and possibly others) is the amount of time it takes to connect to a cluster. Because each connection requires the client to fetch the entire cluster’s schema, time-sensitive environments (such… Read more »

Amazon SNS Verification for Python

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A great part of Amazon’s Simple Notification Service (SNS) is that it signs each notification, allowing your application to verify the signature before trusting any data inside of it. Of particular interest to us is an Amazon SES option that sends, complaint, hard bounce, and soft bounce messages via SNS rather than email. This allows… Read more »