Hi, I'm Thomas

NYC-based developer, student, and CS enthusiast.

Writing a CLI for smart devices in Go

12 January 2021

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I wanted to have a light outside of my room that indicated whether I was busy or not. Of course, I didn’t settle for any old light: I wanted a smart light that I could control remotely. But that wasn’t enough … I wanted to automate this light.

In order to write scripts for the light, I needed to design a CLI for interacting with it. I chose to write it in Go, which is a blazing-fast language with a great CLI library called Cobra.

The project was fun and incredibly useful, though my family disregards the light sometimes ;)