Jumping from PHP to Go: Blasphemy, Bravado or Common Sense?
May 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Earlier this year, I made an arguably bad business decision. I decided to rewrite the Laravel application powering Boxzilla in Go.
No regrets though.
Just a few weeks later I was deploying the Go application. Building it was the most fun I had in months, I learned a ton, and the end result is a huge improvement over the old application. Better performance, easier deployments and higher test coverage.
The application is a fairly straightforward database driven API & account area where users can log-in to download the product, view their invoices or update their payment method.
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