What’s the Go programming language (Golang) definitely fantastic for?

Throughout its decade-additionally yrs in the wild, Google’s Go language, aka Golang—with model 1.18 out as of March 2022—has evolved from remaining a curiosity for alpha geeks to remaining the battle-analyzed programming language at the rear of some of the world’s most crucial cloud-centric assignments. 

Why was Go picked by the developers of this kind of tasks as Docker and Kubernetes? What are Go’s defining attributes, how does it differ from other programming languages, and what sorts of projects is it most acceptable for constructing? In this short article, we’ll explore Go’s function established, the optimum use scenarios, the language’s omissions and limits, and wherever Go could be going from in this article.

Go language is little and basic

Go, or Golang as it is frequently named, was produced by Google employees—chiefly longtime Unix guru and Google distinguished engineer Rob Pike—but it is not strictly speaking a “Google project.” Rather, Go is produced as a neighborhood-led open supply job, spearheaded by management that has potent views about how Go need to be used and the path the language ought to get.

Go is meant to be simple to master, clear-cut to function with, and simple to read by other builders. Go does not have a huge attribute set, in particular when as opposed to languages like C++. Go is reminiscent of C in its syntax, producing it comparatively quick for longtime C builders to learn. That stated, quite a few options of Go, in particular its concurrency and functional programming attributes, harken back to languages these as Erlang.

As a C-like language for building and keeping cross-system organization programs of all kinds, Go has a lot in prevalent with Java. And as a usually means of enabling rapid growth of code that may possibly run any where, you could attract a parallel involving Go and Python, though the dissimilarities are considerably bigger than the similarities.

Go language has anything for everyone

The Go documentation describes Go as “a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.” Even a massive Go software will compile in a subject of seconds. Plus, Go avoids a lot of the overhead of C-design and style incorporate data files and libraries.

Go can make the developer’s lifetime quick in a number of methods.

Go is convenient

Go has been when compared to scripting languages like Python in its ability to fulfill several widespread programming wants. Some of this performance is designed into the language itself, these as “goroutines” for concurrency and threadlike behavior, while extra capabilities are readily available in Go common library deals, like Go’s http bundle. Like Python, Go gives computerized memory administration capabilities like garbage collection.
Contrary to scripting languages these as Python, Go code compiles to a rapidly-running native binary. And in contrast to C or C++, Go compiles very fast—fast more than enough to make performing with Go sense additional like doing work with a scripting language than a compiled language. Even further, the Go

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What’s Coming Up At Birdland: Jazz Programming May 17

Get full details for Jazz programming coming up at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater, May 17 – May 29:

Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Eliane Elias, George Gee Orchestra, The Tierney Sutton Band and Robert Edwards Big Band.

Downstairs at Birdland Theater, you’ll find Oz Noy with Ugonna Okegwo and Ray Marchica, Alexa Tarantino Quartet, the Bill O’Connell Quartet with Craig Handy, Aaron Diehl & David Wong and Dezron Douglas Quartet.Regular events include David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Frank Vignola’s Guitar Night, Birdland Big Band and Arturo O’Farrill & The Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Birdland Jazz Club

Eliane Elias

With over 2.2 million albums sold to date, Eliane Elias’ singular sound is one of the most unique and immediately recognizable in jazz. Elias blends her Brazilian roots and alluring voice with her instrumental jazz, classical and contemporary skills as a vocalist and pianist. The New York Times has described Elias’ live concert as “a celebration of the vitality of a culture overflowing with life and natural beauty” and JAZZIZ has called her “a citizen of the world” and “an artist beyond category.” Her most recent recording, MIRROR MIRROR (Candid, 2021) – a set of duets with Eliane and Chick Corea, and Eliane and Chucho Valdez – won the 2022 GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. With her trio of bass master Marc Johnson (Bill Evans Trio) and drummer Rafael Barata (Ivan Lins), she will interpret the music on MIRROR MIRROR for audiences at Birdland.
$40 tables / $30 bar + $20 food/drink minimum

May 18 (Wednesday) 5:30 PM – Birdland Theater

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America’s own great art form. Now in its 18th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city’s best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!
$30 tables; $20 bar + $20 food/drink minimum.

May 18 (Wednesday) 8:30 PM – Birdland Theater / Livestream Event

Frank Vignola’s Guitar Night

It’s the best jazz guitar lover’s show in the world.
Frank Vignola’s virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Les Paul, the Boston and New York Pops, and more. Every Wednesday @ 8:30pm in the Birdland Theater, Frank leads “Frank Vignola’s Guitar Night at Birdland.” Inspired by journeyman jazz guitarist John Pisano’s now famous Los Angeles Guitar Night, “The Frank Vignola/Jimmy Bruno Quartet” featuring bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and drummer Vince Cherico, will perform tunes from the Standards repertoire + special guests: John DiMartino (4/6), Aaron Weinstein (4/13), Olli Soikkeli (4/20, Dave Stryker* (4/27), Martin Taylor (5/4). *The last Wednesday of the month is “Solo Guitar Night,” a Round-Robin of

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Developer jobs and programming languages: What’s hot and what’s next

Software development is the hottest job on the market – and business is booming.


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The role of the software developer is as central to an organization’s success now as those right at the top. While they might not be involved in corporate decision making, developers are crucial to steering growth within the enterprise in a market in which software savviness is increasingly a marker of commercial success.

Running technology in a business has become a business in itself. As commerce goes digital and consumers spend more time working, shopping and managing their lives from home, companies are spending billions of dollars to showcase their technology and maintain a lead on competitors. As a result, software creators find themselves in enormous demand.

This ZDNet Special Feature series is both an examination of the role of developers and the work they do, as well as an exploration into the trends that are shaping the software industry, and with it, the direction of travel for businesses in the coming months and years. Our ambition is to cast a light on the value of software developers in the modern digital workplace, as well as investigate the skills, technologies and programming languages that are driving market demand.

Programming languages 

According to CompTIA’s February 2022 Tech Jobs Report, software developers are the biggest driver of tech-hiring activity within US organizations. The average salary of US tech workers in 2018 was $84,300; today, it’s closer to $120,500, with those in decision-making positions able to earn an average salary of $138,200, according to CompTIA.

Dice’s 2022 Tech Salary Report recorded a 6.9% increase in the average technologist salary between 2019 and 2021, reaching $104,566. “That’s the highest salary ever recorded by the Dice Salary Report, and a positive sign for technologists in terms of the current and potential future value of their skills and experience,” the authors noted.

SEE: The easiest programming languages to learn 

The fact that some of the best-paying jobs are in tech is a testament to the value that these professionals bring to businesses, and as such, having one or more programming languages under your belt is going to make you extremely appealing in the eyes of recruiters. Businesses are currently falling over themselves to secure the talent they need to move with the times, making software jobs a secure and lucrative employment field in an otherwise uncertain economic climate.

According to O’Reilly’s 2021 Data and AI Salary Survey, developers who work with niche programming languages are likely to take home higher average salaries than their more common counterparts, largely owing to the fact that they are in such short supply.

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Salary by programming language – O’Reilly 2021 Data/AI Salary Survey.


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Its survey found that the most widely used and popular programming languages fell in the middle of the salary range. This included Python ($150,000), SQL ($144,000), Java ($155,000), and JavaScript ($146,000). Web languages, such as HTML, PHP, and CSS, were at the bottom of the range, at

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