Heroku has first-class support. Travis has first-class support. AWS has an SDK for it.
So often language conferences will try to fill up the schedule to address the thing they’re most uncomfortable about.
So Clojure confs have lots of talks about people running it in production (hi Bruce!)
Most software developers don’t work at Google. Google has all source code in a monolithic repository. This works for them. Go is open source, and exists outside of Google. So the Go curators didn’t enforce Google’s conventions on the world. They’ve waited for people to explore the problem.
There are a bunch of things (that work currently)
Community have built their own. Not blocked on Google to innovate.
Not a C++ killer, despite intention. People seem to be migrating from Ruby / Python instead.
I think Rust is more likely to supplant new development for C++, see Dan's talk later.
Emerging language for cloud infrastructure. Small tools that do one thing well. etcd. Hashicorp. Packer, Consul, Terraform. hub for Github, Heroku Toolbelt. CloudFlare.
CSP is really powerful (and as someone that doesn’t have a CS degree, Comp Sci isn’t scary)
Fantastically great tooling, which is getting better!
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