Random Thoughts About Go

Load Impact is here to enhance your load testing and help you find performance bottlenecks in your applications. But we also like to give you helpful engineering tips across a broad spectrum of topics. Check out this post on Go — the programming language originally developed by Google engineers.

So, I’ve started learning a bit of Go, which seems to be a language in my taste (small, fast and not too high-level), but some things are a little tricky to wrap my head around. Like, me being an old C programmer, happily discovering pointers but then getting confused by not being able to do pointer arithmetics, by pointers getting dereferenced automatically, etc. Or some things around the package system that I haven’t quite grasped.

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