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James Simister will present on a brief introduction to the Go language.
I recently needed to come up to speed (rapidly) on the Go language for work, and found in the process a new favorite language. There are some really cool features and lots of great libraries available, making it a competitive language for many different purposes.
From Go's website:
The Go programming language is an open source project to make programmers more productive.
Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
This meeting will be online.