PhillyETE Screencast #28 – Why are there Go programmers? – Blake Mizerany

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From the abstract: “Go programmers come from backgrounds you would likely not expect. The language was originally marketed as a “Systems Language”. But rather than being mostly composed of C and C++ programmers, many Go programmers come from Ruby, Python, Javascript, Erlang, and other popular dynamic languages; Much more than the Go authors had anticipated.

The creator of Sinatra ( will explain, in detail, why he has spent the last 2 years programming in Go full-time – using it not only for systems programming, but web and command-line programs as well.”