In this mini-tutorial, author creates a simple REST-API with a MySQL database. Author have recently found himself coding and deploying a lot of Go microservices and this is his experience and advice. By Johan Lejdung.
The article deals with:
- Setup the API – routing
- Database connection – using go-sql-driver
- Structs & Dependencies
- Database Migrations
This coupled with a docker-compose file – containing the database – makes development on multiple machines dead-simple. An undeployable microservice is of no use, therefore author added a Dockerfile to package the application for easy distribution.
The built image is a mere 10MB! The code is available in GitHub repo. Short and sweet![Read More]