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The Why of Go

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Summary

Carmen Andoh provides the historical context around the technical decisions of the Go language to better understand its concurrency primitives, garbage collection, and small standard library.

Bio

Carmen Andoh is a software engineer on the Build Infrastructure team at Travis CI. She was the first scholarship recipient for Gophercon in 2015, where she was first introduced to Go, and hasn't looked back.

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Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Dec 28, 2017

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  • great talk

    by John Broderick /

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    I'm not a go programmer but this talk sold me on the language. Developers can sometimes lose sight of the cost of overloading a language with features and Carmen really makes the point of why small can be better

  • good

    by Igor Maznitsa /

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    let be pragmatical ones, the main plus of Go today is that it is possible to build a cross-platform application without big-tricks and get a solid executable file

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