Half A Million Lines Of Go
tl;dr: Khan Academy migrated their backend from a Python 2 monolith to services written in Go, and Kevin reflects on what's been learnt.
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A Proposal For Adding Generics To Go
Ian Lance Taylor
tl;dr: "We’ve filed a Go language change proposal to add support for type parameters for types and functions, permitting a form of generic programming," which give us powerful building blocks that let us share code and build programs more easily.
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Announcing The 2020 Go Developer Survey
tl;dr: "The specific questions each person will see are randomly selected, so folks who’ve taken the survey in prior years may not see all of the questions they are used to."
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Even In Go, Concurrency Is Still Not Easy (With An Example)
tl;dr: "Go is famous for making concurrency easy"..."except what Go makes easy is only one level of concurrency." Go doesn't currently provide a lot of standard library support for correctly implemented standard concurrency patterns, highlighted here.
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New Case Studies About Google’s Use Of Go
tl;dr: Rob discusses increasingly diverse use cases of Go within Google - in Core Data Solutions, Chrome and Firebase.
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How Go 1.15 Improved Converting Small Integer Values To Interfaces
tl;dr: The Go 1.15 release notes mention an intriguing improvement in the runtime section: "converting a small integer value into an interface value no longer causes allocation," discussed here.
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