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The Go Programming Language, Mark Chu-Carroll
2010-07-07 @ 18:45 EDT (22:45 UTC) - Suspenders Bar and Restaurant +

Go is ...
... simple
package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
... fast
Go compilers produce fast code fast. Typical builds take a fraction of a second yet the resulting programs run nearly as quickly as comparable C or C++ code.
... safe
Go is type safe and memory safe. Go has pointers but no pointer arithmetic. For random access, use slices, which know their limits.
... concurrent
Go promotes writing systems and servers as sets of lightweight communicating processes, called goroutines, with strong support from the language. Run thousands of goroutines if you want—and say good-bye to stack overflows.
... fun
Go has fast builds, clean syntax, garbage collection, methods for any type, and run-time reflection. It feels like a dynamic language but has the speed and safety of a static language. It`s a joy to use.
... open source

Mark Chu-Carroll is a software engineer at Google, who is utterly obsessed with programming languages. He's been working on software development tools for close to 20 years. In his free time, he writes the blog Good Math/Bad Math at