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Go Styleguide

If you're visiting from the internet, feel free to learn from my style. This is a guide I use for my own Go apps both at Heroku and personally. I encourage you to setup one that works for your own team.

Much of this was taken from, which was in turn based on Please add to this guide if you find any particular patterns or styles that I've adopted. Send me a message to ask for feedback.

Coding Style & Syntax

Use go fmt and CamelCase.

technoweenie / gist:2155760
Created Mar 22, 2012
track meta data with resque jobs, like when it was queued.
View gist:2155760
module Resque
def push_with_meta(queue, item)
if item.respond_to?(:[]=)
item[:meta] = {:queued_at =>}
push_without_meta(queue, item)
class Job
# Returns a Hash of the meta data related to this Job.
marcel / gist:2100703
Created Mar 19, 2012
giftube – Generates an animated gif from a YouTube url.
View gist:2100703
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# giftube – Generates an animated gif from a YouTube url.
# Usage:
# giftube [youtube url] [minute:second] [duration]
# ex.
potatosalad / project-web-reload.conf
Created Feb 11, 2012
Upstart + Bluepill + Unicorn with hot restart
View project-web-reload.conf
# /etc/init/project-web-reload.conf
pre-start script
initctl restart project-web
sleep 15
end script
exec /usr/local/rvm/bin/default_bluepill restart
javan / emoji.m
Created Jan 10, 2012
Campfire Emoji
View emoji.m
sDictionary = [[NSDictionary alloc] initWithObjectsAndKeys:
// People
@":smile:", @"\ue415",
@":blush:", @"\ue056",
@":smiley:", @"\ue057",
@":relaxed:", @"\ue414",
@":smirk:", @"\ue402",
@":heart_eyes:", @"\ue106",
@":kissing_heart:", @"\ue418",
lenary / gitconfig.ini
Created Feb 18, 2011
a special excerpt of my gitconfig
View gitconfig.ini
$ git clone github:lenary/guides.git
Cloning into guides...
remote: Counting objects: 255, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (216/216), done.
remote: Total 255 (delta 111), reused 163 (delta 35)
Receiving objects: 100% (255/255), 1.49 MiB | 564 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (111/111), done.
$ cd guides
$ git remote -v
mojombo / vwilight.vim
Created Jan 26, 2011
vwilight.vim: A TRUE Twilight color theme for Vim
View vwilight.vim
" Vim color file
" Converted from Textmate theme Twilight using Coloration v0.2.5 (
set background=dark
highlight clear
if exists("syntax_on")
syntax reset
adelcambre / README.txt
Created Jan 20, 2011
make messages containing *green* green and containing *red* red in Propane
View README.txt
curl | patch -p0
View standup.rb
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require 'highline/system_extensions'
include HighLine::SystemExtensions
module Standup
module Control
extend self
def play
View lol
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require 'open-uri'
category = ARGV[0] || 'fail'
url = "{category}/lol/random"
open(url) do |f|
xml =
if xml =~ /LolImageUrl\>([^\<]*)/m
You can’t perform that action at this time.