Google’s open source language gets to Go 1

gophermega.jpgThis one just caught my eye on the Google Developers Blog – an update on its Go project, an open source programming language. Yesterday it officially reached version 1.

Since November 2009, writes Scott Knaster on behalf of the “Go team”, “more than 200 outside contributors have made thousands of contributions to the code, tests, and documentation. The open source community has been essential to Go’s success”.

They write:

It is a great pleasure to announce today that the Go project has reached a stable point we are calling Go version 1, or Go 1 for short. Go 1 is the result of months of work refining the specification, improving the implementation, increasing portability and re-working and adjusting the standard library. Go 1 offers compatibility for future growth: programs written to the Go 1 specification will work dependably for years to come even as Go continues to develop.

The benefits of Go 1 are also available to Google App Engine developers, as Go 1 is now the standard Go runtime on Google App Engine.

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Check out the Go project site (and the interactive code editor), and also see this video about Go by Andrew Gerrand, Developer Advocate of Google Sydney

Pictured above is the Go ‘Gopher’…

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