Go slowly   About  Contact  Archives

Build a distributed chat app in Golang

I’ve built a demo chat app in Go before, using Go channels to broadcast messages, data is saved to MongoDB. It’s quite a fun learning experience, but when you want a chat app at scale, you need more. Yes I am looking at you: microservices.

Now I know one thing or two about microservices and distributed systems, I think at least these three are in need:

Now we’ll start to build one.

(Some time after…)

It’s on GitHub now. The README should be enough to explain the idea.

Written on January 29, 2018.