Our Next Meeting
When: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Place: World Wide Technology
Main Auditorium
Title: Here We..... GO!!!! (with the Go Programming Language)
Presented By: Charles Sharp(OIC)

About the Presentation: Go's increasing popularity is unmistakable. It was Tiobe's language of the year in 2009 and 2016 and is #18 in their February, 2018 ranking. RedMonk's most recent index, June 2017, had Go tied at #15, and GitHub’s Octoverse for 2017 shows it as #9. But why is it getting such traction? What is Go good for? I’ll answer that by first taking a quick look at a small program to give a feel for the language. After that, we’ll discuss the aims and uses Go is intended to meet and how the approach the language takes to fulfill those aims flows naturally from Go's predecessor languages and the background of its creators. Then there’s a quick tour of the packages and development tools provided with the language. After that, we'll take a closer look at three language facilities that are distinctly Go: goroutines, channels, and interfaces. (Yes, I know your language has interfaces but no, they are not like Go's interfaces. Come find out why.)
About the Presenters: Charles Sharp is a Principal Software Engineer at Object Computing, Inc.(OCI), a leading software engineering firm providing consulting for software architecture, design, and implementation. He's been happily writing code in various languages to shove data through Unix and Linux networks for over thirty-five years. Which should give you fair warning for how he feels about Rob Pike, Robert Griesemer, Ken Thompson and their latest network-ready, data-shoving language, Go.
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