Go 1.9 Beta 2 released

New beta release of one of the most interesting and young programming languages
28 June 2017   866

an open source project developed by a team at Google and many contributors from the open source community

Good news for all Go coders. Go 1.9 Beta 2 was recently released. 

At the moment, there are no known issues. As always, developers ask to test this version properly in order to find bugs. 

If any problems arise, they ask to report it using the issue tracker. If you already have Go on your PC, feel free to use this tool to try go1.9beta2.

Binary and source distributions are in the usual place. Also, see documentation for Go 1.9.

Additionally, you can see info about planned features of Go 1.9

NGINX to Release Unit 1.3 Beta

Developers expanded the ability to run web applications in Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby and Go
16 July 2018   61

In open access, a beta version of the NGINX Unit 1.3 application server was released. Developers continued to expand the ability to run web applications in Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby and Go. The project code is written in C and is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license.


Version 1.3 eliminates the problems with handling errors when installing HTTP connections.

Among other changes:

  • parameter max_body_size to limit the size of the body of the request;
  • new parameters for setting timeouts when setting up an HTTP connection:
         "settings": {
              "http": {
                  "header_read_timeout": 30,
                  "body_read_timeout": 30,
                  "send_timeout": 30,
                  "idle_timeout": 180,
                  "max_body_size": 8388608
  • automatic use of the Bundler where possible in the Ruby module;
  • http.Flusher interface in the module for the Go language;
  • The possibility of using characters in the UTF-8 encoding in the request headers.

The first version of the NGINX 1.1 application server was released in mid-April 2018. Under the control of NGINX Unit, several applications can be executed simultaneously in different programming languages, the startup parameters of which can be changed dynamically without the need to edit the configuration files and restart.