Go: Language for the Cloud
Go, another open source Google language, first appearing in 2009. Also known as Golang, Go is a traditional language like C, but it's written expressly for the cloud, with concurrency and other features such garbage collection built in. Large Go applications can be compiled in a few seconds on a single computer.
Projects written in Go include Docker and Force.com. "We're hearing a lot about Go at the moment," Driver says. "There's a lot of experimentation going on with it - but it does have a steep learning curve."
Why learn Go? The combination of suitability for the cloud, Google backing and the high level of interest in Go at the moment suggest that the language will very likely take off.
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