It caught my attention when he refers companies that are using golang, he mention one source:
Opening the github and doing a quickly count
document.querySelectorAll('.markdown-body li'); it says about 348 companies using golang are listed in this wiki.
Some highlight for:
Some of these companies I didn’t know that were using golang, it’s nice to see so different companies, using go for achieve their expected results.
… backing to the talk
Some of the reasons that he gave about why go are:
- Simple language, easy to remember
- Good standard library
- Easy concurrency
- Synchronous Programming Model (he compares that with node.js callbacks)
- Good garbage collection
- Really stacks
One point he emphasize and that I most like is that go is for get things done.
Why Go at Apcera?
In his opinion:
- Best choice for distributed systems
He says he is able to test all system by using Go routines, it’s not a kind of unit test, but more a functional test
- It’s a good core language
He says that is easy to hire talent people, even without a background experience, as it is an accessible language in few weeks people can be productive and know the language well.
- Good standard library support
- Tooling is amazing
go vet, go fmt, go test -race, etc…
He mention what they do there and why go fit:
- Message systems
- Distributed Scheduling system
- Policy Engine
- Isolation - Secure Perimeter Networking
- Semantically aware communications
He endup the talk asking: Why Go?
- It is simple language
- Pretty good ecosystem
- It is getting better faster