Strange Loop

Go: code that grows with grace

One of the Go Programming Language's key design goals is code adaptability; that it should be easy to take a simple design and build upon it in a clean and natural way. In this talk I describe a simple "chat roulette" server that matches pairs of incoming TCP connections, and then use Go's concurrency mechanisms, interfaces, and standard library to extend it with a web interface and other features. Although the function of the program changes dramatically, the inherent flexibility of Go allows the original design to remain intact as it grows.

Andrew Gerrand

Andrew Gerrand


Andrew Gerrand is a Developer Advocate for the Go team at Google Sydney. His mission is to teach the world to love Go as much as he does, one audience at a time.