Dev Diary 2018-12-10

I’ve been a little too much in my comfort zone programming-wise, so I’m thinking I might take a stab at re-writing the CoffeeOutside bot in Go. I’d like to see others be able to use it, and as it stands right now you kind of need to be a Python developer to get it. Moving to Go would cut several steps off the install process.

The Bryan Cantrill video below is stirring my interest in Rust again, but I think that’s going to have to wait until 2019 when I’ve knocked a few projects off my to-do list.

I’m going to give my official thumbs-up to Hashicorp’s Packer. I shudder when I think of the number of image build scripts in the past, and how dead simple they’d be now if I was starting with Packer. Simple JSON script goes in, tailored VM images come out.


Bryan Cantrill on Rust and language values