From what I learned in earlier posts, mostly parsing json from an API endpoint, I created a simple command line program that tracks any cryptocoins and their respective values, you can input the price and amount you bought it for. Colors can be turned on or off, the update interval can be configured and you could have as many or as few coins as you would like. See it in action here:
Earlier today I wrote a quick tutorial on how to use golang to track STEEM or any cryptocurrency for that matter. You can find the post on my Steemit account @tenghamn on steemit here https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@tenghamn/how-to-make-a-simple-go-program-to-track-the-price-of-steem-via-an-api
The current script is pretty simple and I plan to expand on it to make a tool that will allow you to track any cryptocurrencies along with a gained or lost amount or percentage based on at what price and how much you purchased these coins for.
You can find the entire script on github here: https://github.com/markustenghamn/golang-steem-cryptotracker
I am a long time user of Apache, it was the first web server software I learned to use and therefore it felt like a no brainer to always use it. However over the past year I have started using Nginx more and more. It felt foreign at first but once you get a hang of how to configure new hosts and do the initial setup it’s really just as easy to use as Apache and in my current opinion, much better when it comes to memory usage and the amount of requests it can handle. If you want to read more about the differences you can read this post from tutsplus that describes the pros and cons of using either one for a wordpress website (generally the things discussed here applies to most other applications).
So I have spent the past few weeks trying to get better at Go. I wanted to share a really good resource that I found useful and it’s called Go By Example. I love this site because it provides easy to understand examples for pretty much any of the basic things in Go. As a PHP developer I know how I would like to solve a problem, perhaps I need a for loop and maybe I don’t feel 100% sure how to write this. In that case I can turn to go by example which has a great example of a for loop in go.
As I start writing on GoPHP.io I find myself a complete beginner to golang. I began using PHP for an ecommerce site when I was 13 and have used PHP ever since. I feel that now is a good time to learn and perhaps master a new language and I picked Go!
So what’s the plan with this website, where will it be heading? I hope to create a useful site with plenty of guides and useful tips based on what I am currently learning and finding as I go. Why would I make such a site? I like teaching and helping others and a site such as this one gives me an outlet and a hobby where I can do those things.
This is just a quick intro post. Hopefully I will complete and finish my first guide soon. If you would like to follow me on a more personal level, feel free to check out my blog at tenghamn.com.