Andrew Dodd



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Thoughts on the repository pattern in Golang

TL;DR The Repository pattern is commonly used in DDD / Clean Architecture / Hexagonal Architecture projects. However, porting a Java/C# reference implementation of this pattern to Golang is not as straightforward as it seems. By forcing ourselves to avoid the ‘questionable choices’ common in many examples of this pattern in Golang, we can arrive at an interesting variant of the pattern. Intro I stumbled across a dodgy hybrid technique for implementing the repository pattern in Golang that I think it quite useful and practical, especially for smaller projects.