A blog special from the Detectify backend team:
The backend developer team at Detectify has been working with Go for some years now, and it’s the language chosen by us to power our microservices. We think Go is a fantastic language and it has proven to perform very well for our operations. It comes with a great tool-set, such as the tool we’ll touch on later on called pprof.
However, even though Go performs very well, we noticed one of our microservices had a behavior very similar to that of a memory leak.
In this post we will go step-by-step through our investigation of this problem, the thought process behind our decisions and the details needed to understand and fix the problem.