Go v1.9.1 vs Node v8.9.0 Microbenchmark

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This is a contrived microbenchmark comparing an HTTP server written in Node and Go. In both examples we have a global hit counter which increments with each request. The value is then returned to the client as JSON using simple string interpolation. This is the command we use for the benchmark: siege -b http://localhost:8000/ Node… Read more »

Why Android should switch to Go

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the recent situation where Oracle is suing Google for using Java in their Android operating system. Which is pretty ridiculous, since Java’s popularity is supposedly due to it being open source. (This isn’t the first time Oracle has sued someone, btw). Why did Google pick Java for Android, anyway? There are plenty… Read more »