Saturday, March 12, 2011

Go Computer Language

Go is a new programming language designed and written from scratch by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson (Wikipedia).  The main web page is at  There's a wonderful little playground tool there which let's you try out Go right in your browser.

A little informal study group at work has formed to look at Go so I've finally started playing with it a bit myself.  Colleague Jeff McNeill started this off with a series of blog posts on Go, which are quite well done.

Here are a couple of outstanding videos which tell you a lot about the language.

Talk by Rob Pike

Andrew builds a URL shortener