Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Go After 2 Years in Production (iron.io)

After running Go for two years in production at Iron.io, I wanted to share our experience/feelings about it. We were one of the first companies to use Go (golang) in production and we didn't know what to expect in the long run, but so far, so great.

I talked a little about about this in a previous post about switching to Go from Ruby, but this will go into specific things that we love about the language, the things we learned along the way. In no specific order, here they are:

  • Performance
  • Memory
  • Concurrency
  • Reliability
  • Deployment
  • Talent

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