As presented at OSCON 2014.
The Go programming language has emerged as a favorite tool of DevOps and cloud practitioners alike. In many ways, Go is more famous for what it doesn’t include than what it does, and co-author Rob Pike has said that Go represents a “less is more” approach to language design.
The Cloud Foundry engineering teams have steadily increased their use of Go for building components, starting with the Router, and progressing through Loggregator, the CLI, and more recently the Health Manager. As a “recovering-Java-developer-turned-DevOps-junkie” focused on helping our customers and community succeed with Cloud Foundry, it became very clear to me that I needed to add Go to my knowledge portfolio.
This talk will introduce Go and its distinctives to Java developers looking to add Go to their toolkits. We’ll cover Go vs. Java in terms of:
* type systems
* programming idioms
* object-oriented constructs