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I've written a simple application in Golang that we'll be using to serve up some static content. You might recognise some of the content: HTTP Cats.

Yep! We'll be writing a (simple/dumb) clone of the excellent HTTP Cats. All we're trying to do here is illustrate how-to use DevOps principles to deliver an application into a public CLoud environment, so we're keeping things simple with an HTTP Cats clone.

The source code can be seen (an explained) in the next section.


I've opted for Golang because I believe it's an excellent language, is easy to work with from a development perspective, and even easier from a DevOps perspective:

  • It's really fast
  • It has a small syntax
  • It has a built-in, production ready web server
  • It compiles down to a single binary (and has of 1.6.1[?] you'll be able to embed files into the binary natively)

Static Content

We'll be serving up HTTP Cats with our application. Nothing fancy, but complex enough that we'll have something to work.

Last update: August 25, 2021