The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
09th of April, 2012

Learning Go on App Engine

I have in the recent days taken to learning the Go programming language.
I expect to use it on Google App Engine, at least in the learning of it. The project thereof: rewriting this blog in Go. In Python, it took me under a full day to implement it. Plus bug fixes and the move from Python 2.5 with Django templates to Python 2.7 with Jinja templates, and we could say two days.
The Go version may take me longer, since I am not as good at Go as I was (and am) at Python. But it should also not take unduly long. The key, at any rate, is to start off by biting small amounts. For example, to start off with an attempt to implement merely a subset of this already-very-simple blog.
Onwards, then.