Google Launches New Programming Language: Go
Google introduces a new programming language, known as Go, that is aimed at being fast, productive and fun for developers to use.Google has introduced a new programming language, known as Go, that is aimed at being fast, productive and fun for developers to use. Google officials described Go as an "experimental language" that attempts to combine the development speed of working in a dynamic language like Python with the performance and safety of a compiled language like C or C++.
Moreover, in a blog post by the Google Go team, team members Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, Ken Thompson, Ian Taylor, Russ Cox, Jini Kim and Adam Langley said: "In our experiments with Go to date, typical builds feel instantaneous; even large binaries compile in just a few seconds. And the compiled code runs close to the speed of C. Go is designed to let you move fast."
"Typical builds feel instantaneous; even large binaries compile in just a few seconds. And the compiled code runs close to the speed of C. Go lets you move fast. "Go is a great language for systems programming with support for multi-processing, a fresh and lightweight take on object-oriented design, plus some cool features like true closures and reflection."Among the trends behind the origin of Go are:
- Computers are much quicker but software development is not faster.
- Dependency management is a big part of software development today, but the "header files" of languages in the C tradition are antithetical to clean dependency analysis-and fast compilation.
- Some fundamental concepts such as garbage collection and parallel computation are not well-supported by popular systems languages.
- The emergence of multicore computers has generated worry and confusion.