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Get started with Authboss in Golang

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In this post I tell you how to get the /register page of Authboss part way up and running. Yes, part way. Not the full way. I haven't even figured out how to set up all the requirements for this registration module yet, let alone the database.

How to `CREATE DATABASE dbName IF NOT EXISTS` in postgres in golang

If you're here, it's probably because you're having trouble using SQL for postgres in Golang to create a database if it doesn't exist. Part of the problem is, postgres doesn't support the CREATE DATABASE dbName IF NOT EXISTS; idiom for databases. Here's how I'm doing it:

How to connect to Postgres in Docker container

If you're learning how to use postgresql with Docker from tutorials online, you might have trouble connecting to postgresql in your container, perhaps especially if you're on Windows. This might help.

Do NOT delete bind mounted volume inside Docker container indiscriminately

I don't think it's been talked about much so I should share why it's a very bad no good terrible horrible idea to delete a mounted directory inside your Docker container without thinking through it. I'm on Windows 10 but I imagine we might make the same shameful mistake on Unix too.

For beginners: Golang pointers make sense when used in pointer receivers

If you know how pointers work in pointer receivers, go away! Or, read on anyway and please, please tell me if I'm wrong on any point.