Deploy a Go (golang) application to a minimal sized Docker container

Docker and Go have both been getting a lot of attention and rightfully so for the particular problems each one solves. Today I’m going to focus on something each technology does very well and that is building an application that is built with no external dependencies and is easy to deploy. Of course this example will be very scaled down so the article itself doesn’t get so long that readers lose interest but it is enough to extend from for those that want to take it to the next step.