July 2, 2012
Around the time it was launched, end of 2009. Generally interested in programming languages.
Also around the time it was launched, end of 2009.
A bit yes, though not as much as I would like.
The simplicity of doing parallel programming, the nice built-in slices and maps, the lack of semicolons and the community around it. I'm not a super-fan of Go all the time, some packages drives me nuts, but in general I like it for a lot of things. And it's fun!
Professional developer since 1998, have been working most of the time on VM technologies (compilation, memory management, tools). Have mostly written things in C and Java but don't really like any of them, and want to move more to Go.