A bit of a newcomer to Go, and I'm effectively receiving a small (~1KB) JSON file from an API repeatedly that is effectively a log, and I want to keep each one of these files.
I'm thinking just storing each JSON block as a unique file (in lieu of using a database, which seems unnecessary) in a specific directory.
First off, is this an okay idea? There could be potentially a few hundred per day.
More importantly, how do I ensure uniqueness across filenames? Obviously I can't just save each one as
Whether it's agood idea or not is subjective, but you can use
ioutil.TempFile to ensure you have unique filenames.
TempFile will append a guaranteed unique suffix to the file prefix you choose.
f, err := ioutil.TempFile(storeDirectory, fileName)