Pitfall of Go HTTP Header Operation

Use example to explain common mistakes when operating HTTP Header in Go

ta-ching chen

4 minute read


Most of the recent works are working on manipulating HTTP header in Go and noticed some common mistakes people may fall into while in development. So following we will go through some examples to see how to prevent and resolve these problems.

All sample code can be found at Github Repo

ResponseWriter.Write causes client receives wrong HTTP status code

First, let’s see the following function and guess what HTTP status code user will receive.

http.HandleFunc("/", func (w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {

400 Bad Request? No, the answer is 200 OK。

$ curl -i
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 06:31:33 GMT
Content-Length: 6
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8


Building Minimal Docker Image for Go Applications

Learn how to build tiny docker image for Go from scratch

ta-ching chen

2 minute read

Hello World

Lets create a simple small application that keeps printing out Hello World!

// main.go
package main

import (

func main() {
    for {
        fmt.Println("Hello World!")
        time.Sleep(1 * time.Second)