As Paul Graham said, it is "a mistake to program in anything but the most powerful [language]". The cloud's continued pressure to push scale high on the Moore's Law curve requires a fresh look at a powerful language, Go (Golang). Go was created by Google to solve this challenge. The language strikes a great balance between concurrency needs at runtime and rapid development and maintainability. Open source projects such as Cloud Foundry are moving their projects from Ruby and Java to Go for a reason. Go's goroutines and channels are just so much easier to work with than Java threads and locks, there's just absolutely no comparison at all.
This session will provide a code centric introduction to the language of the cloud, Go.