Why I Went From Python to Go (and not node.js)

People often ask me why I have decided that I’d be writing the bulk of my new code in Go, which I started programming;in November of 2011 while attending Hacker School. At that time, concurrency was a very hot topic in Hacker School, and we were all trying out different ways of writing concurrent code. A bunch of us pitched in and helped out with Brubeck, a framework for doing concurrency programming with Python, which is probably the least awkward way of doing concurrency in a Python web application that I’ve found. But let’s rewind a little bit, because the context here is exceptionally important to understand why I chose Go, as it explains why it appeals to me. Ultimately, your experiences may be very, very different.

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