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Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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7/2/2014 | 2:02:38 PM
Go very much a favored technology
Go remains a highly favored technology at Google and is being widely adopted by developers. I keep hearing about the latest thing developed in Go. I suspect the Go booth was on the expo floor to pull developers into that scene, even though as you point out, it is a  highly unsatsifactory one for interaction with developers. Get any sense that marketing rules at Google these days? 
danielcawrey
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7/2/2014 | 3:05:04 PM
Re: Go very much a favored technology
I think that there will be some awesome apps for wearables to come - just not yet. Some of the opprtunities would likely be in health and fitness - although what's out there right now is kind of ho-hum. 

If apps could be developed that can really help users to "hack" workouts or thier bodies to a higher level of performance, not that is something people will surely pay for. 
Thomas Claburn
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7/2/2014 | 3:20:57 PM
Re: Go very much a favored technology
I wouldn't read too much into floor booth placement regarding Go. But Google does need to do something to erase the perception that any product may be axed at any time.
Andrew Binstock
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7/2/2014 | 6:15:51 PM
Re: Go very much a favored technology
"Go remains a highly favored technology at Google and is being widely adopted by developers."

Honestly, I'm not seeing that. I see Google talking about it and scattered early adopters. And among those early adopters, I see an equal level of interest in Rust. To be fair, it's extremely difficult to gauge interest in languages at the beginning of their adoption curve, so you might well be entirely right in your assessment.


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