Meet Go!

By Mark Bates

Talk Abstract

Google is one of the largest sites on the web. They have scalability issues that the vast majority of us can not comprehend. So when a company like Google releases a programming language designed to solve their scalability issues, don’t you think you owe it to yourself to learn a bit about it?

Talk Description

Google is one of the largest sites on the web. They get more traffic in one hour than most of us will see in our entire careers. They have scalability issues that the vast majority of us can not even comprehend.

So when a company like Google releases a programming language designed to solve their scalability issues, don’t you think you owe it to yourself to learn a bit about it?

Come along with me as we take a tour of Go, the highly concurrent, powerful, and yet incredibly simple language from Google.

We’ll write a few basic applications, and along the way we’ll explore both the good and bads parts of the language. From declaring variables to go routines to testing to channels this whirlwind tour has it all!

Notes

Go is a rising star of a language. In this talk I will walk people through what they need to know about Go to help them decide whether Go is the language to help solve their problems.

There will be code examples, but this isn’t a tutorial. The code examples will be used to help illustrate concepts of the language.