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Leverage Renovate for Easy Dependency Updates

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Added example from renovate documentation with some notes on the Azure DevOps Pipeline to leverage their free renovate service. GitHub users benefit from the Renovate app, but Azure Pipelines should use an Azure Pipeline definition.

Follow the instructions from the Renovate Me task linked in resources, and ensure the appropriate rights are granted for the build service to manage branches and pull requests.

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Renovate is a great tool to know about. For Go, you can keep modules updated automatically, but still leverage a pull request review process to allow automated checks to run before allowing the update.

This is particularly useful with Terraform dependencies, which I consider notoriously difficult to keep updated. Instead of needing to use ranges for modules, you can start specifying exact versions and this GitHub app will automatically check for updates periodically and submit version bumps.

Why? You can have a Terraform plan previewed and checked for any errors on a new version update with no work. This means your blast radius on updates would be reduced as you are staying up to date and previewing each update as it's available.

No more 5 months of updates and figuring out what went wrong 😁

Here's an example json config that shows how to allow automerging, while respecting minor/major version updates not enabling automerge.

Note that you'd want to install the auto-approver app they document in the marketplace if you have pull request reviews required.

In addition, if you use CODEOWNERS file, this will still block automerge. Consider removing that if you aren't really leveraging it.


Go R1 Day 26


  • Evaluated gorm usage best practices with Slack Gopher community.
  • Obtained a great example to get me started on go routine and channels usage with multi-database queries.

Go R1 Day 25

Day 25 of 100


  • Worked with Gorm, my first experience with ORM based querying.
  • Used gofakeit with gorm to connect to MSSQL Server in Docker and randomize name entries.
  • Learned a bit about Context package and how it helps with propagation of cancellation.
  • As a new user to this, the examples were very confusing as it mixed up go-mssqldb along with examples using just gorm. As I get better with it, I'll try to log better introductory examples.

Remove Chrome Autocomplete Suggestion

Do you have a Chrome suggestion for a domain, url, or specific site location that you don't want anymore?

You can remove an invalid suggestion that you don't want popping up each time by using shift+delete.

If it's the first entry it will remove it, or use arrow keys to highlight a different entry and press the same command.

Also relevant: To Delete Chrome Address Bar Suggestions with Mouse

Go R1 Day 24

Day 24 of 100


  • Used glamour to render some nice console output.
  • Formatted text testing some text tooling.
  • Progressbar ui tested.
  • Connected successfully to MSSQL Docker instance and returned results of query, rendering to to console .

Go R1 Day 23

Day 23 of 100


  • Used Viper to load configuration for a CLI tool.
  • Ran into problems with trying to print out map[string]interface{} type. Lots of magic performed by .NET to do this type of action. This is a lot more hands-on 😁.
  • Had stability issues with VSCode today, so I finally switched over to Intellij with the Go plugin and it worked well. The keyboard mappings are different so that was painful, but still overall a good experience that got me unblocked.