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Goa v3.0.3

The Goa community has contributed many fixes to Goa as adoption of v3 grows. This release builds on v3.0.1 and v3.0.2 and adds several more fixes. In particular: Nitin Mohan fixed a couple of issues with the generated OpenAPI specifications (#2141) (#2159). @ikawaha fixed a few issues with the generation of Go identifiers (#2144) (#2152) (#2172). @ikawaha also made it possible to use specific shas to point to Goa v3 in go.


goa v3.0.0

After more than 2 years of work and contributions from 40 different authors, I am really proud to announce the official release of Goa v2 (and v3 see Go Modules Support below). This release includes many improvements, bug fixes and new features. Most notably Goa v2 focuses on defining a clean separation of layers both in designs and in generated code. One concrete result of this clean separation is the ability to define services that serve both HTTP and gRPC requests.


goa v1.4.1

goa v1.4.1 is out! This release contains a few bug fixes and mainly updates the uuid package dependency to a maintained repository. New Features UUID Package Update v1.4.1 updates the import of the UUID package to github.com/gofrs/uuid instead of the original github.com/satori/go.uuid which isn’t maintained anymore. Support for default GOPATH and Go modules Taichi Sasaki added the ability for goagen to use the default GOPATH if none is set explicitely (as defined in Go 1.


goa v1.4.0

It’s been almost a year since the last official release of goa. During that year many contributions have been made including both new features and bug fixes. The team has also been hard at work on v2 making good progress there but this post is about the latest v1 release: goa v1.4.0. New Features Multipart Form Encoding Taichi Sasaki (@tchssk) added native support for multipart form encoding as described in the HTML 4 Specification.


goa v1.3.0

Another 4 months and another goa release! goa v1.3.0 is out! This version includes new features and a slew of bug fixes. Thank you to all the contributors that spent a lot of time writing (and sometimes re-writing) the code, the tests and the docs. The list below highlights the main contributions. New Features 10x Code generation speed improvement on Windows Klaus Post identified an issue where goagen was re-opening the generated files too often.


goa v1.2.0

Today I am very pleased to announce the release of goa v1.2.0! This release contains all the changes made in the v1 branch of goa for the past 4 months - since the release of v1.1.0. New Team Members! While not directly related to this release this seems like a good opportunity to officially announce that Taichi Sasaki and Michael Boke have both joined to goa team! Taichi was one of the first contributors to goa, his contributions are always of the highest quality.


Tracing goa Services with AWS X-Ray

AWS announced the availability of X-Ray in beta as one of the many product announcements that were made at the re:Invent conference. Like most (all?) tracing solutions AWS X-Ray follows the architecture initially described in the Google Dapper paper. It even comes with a daemon that collects the metrics locally before shipping them as described in the paper (and as opposed to something like Zipkin). The AWS X-Ray console allows running some pretty sophisticated queries against all the traces which is probably one of the most interesting aspect.


goa v1.1.0

Edit: the original announcement listed a PR from Jared Bischof which added the ability to dynamically change the set of JWT keys used to authorize incoming requests. This PR is not in 1.1.0 as it contains an interface breaking change. It is however in the master branch. I am very pleased to announce the release of goa v1.1.0! This release includes all the work done in the v1 branch since the release of v1.


From Design To Production

Google recently announced the open beta release of the newest set of features in Google Cloud Endpoints. The part of the announcement that got me especially excited was: We’re also announcing support for the OpenAPI Specification. We’re a founding member of the Open API Initiative (OAI), and recognize the value of standardizing how REST APIs are described. In other words Google Cloud Endpoints can be completely configured using an OAI spec, one for example that has been generated by goa!


Hello, goa

Today I’m very excited to announce the release of goa v1.0.0. goa provides a design first approach for building microservices in Go. It consists of three parts: a DSL for describing the API design, a code generation tool that generates an OpenAPI specification as well as boilerplate code for the service and the clients, and a set of library packages leveraged by both the generated and non generated code. This release represents the culmination of 2 years of work spanning 5 complete rewrites.