##ARTICLES & TALKS## [Go 1.4 Release Notes](http://golang.org/doc/go1.4) [Graceful server restarts with Go](http://blog.appsdeck.eu/post/105609534953/graceful-server-restart-with-go) How to pass a socket between running processes so that they can be safely restarted. [Implementing a bignum calculator](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXoG0WX0r_E) Rob Pike's talk on implementing a command-line calculator. [NSQ-centric architecture](http://www.slideshare.net/guregu/nsqcentric-architecture-gocon-autumn-2014) Building a chat system with NSQ, a distributed messaging platform written in Go. Given at GoCon 2014. [Hacking Go compiler internals](http://www.slideshare.net/moriyoshi/hacking-go-compiler-internals-gocon-2014-autumn) An interesting talk looking at the lexer and parser. Given at GoCon 2014. [Testing techniques](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndmB0bj7eyw) A recording of Andrew Gerrand's talk, originally given at Google I/O 2014. [The expvar package - metrics for Go](https://www.mikeperham.com/2014/12/17/expvar-metrics-for-golang/) The expvar package allows a Go process to expose variables to the public via an HTTP endpoint that emits JSON. [Go vs. C: A Language Comparison of Concurrent Programming Features](http://dead10ck.github.io/2014/12/15/go-vs-c.html) A look at how pthreads and Go's concurrency features compare. [Dockerize a Go webapp and database](http://fabioberger.com/blog/2014/12/19/how-to-dockerize-golang-webapp-with-postgres-db/) A guide to using docker with a Go application and PostgreSQL. ##NEW & UPDATED PACKAGES## [Writing Go in Vim](http://robots.thoughtbot.com/writing-go-in-vim) Overview of setting up Vim for Go development. [stripe/aws-go](https://github.com/stripe/aws-go) Experimental, automatically generated set of AWS clients. [michaeldv/donna](https://github.com/michaeldv/donna) Experimental UCI chess engine. [smartystreets/goconvey](https://github.com/smartystreets/goconvey) A utility for writing behavioural tests with `go test` and surfacing the results via a web page. [jacobstr/confer](https://github.com/jacobstr/confer) A config loader that provides extra conveniences for dealing with multiple environments.