Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Sep 2012 20:04 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Computer programming is the art, craft and science of writing programs which define how computers operate. This book will teach you how to write computer programs using a programming language designed by Google named Go." Freely available book on Go.
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RE: Go seems alright...
by ricegf on Wed 5th Sep 2012 12:41 UTC in reply to "Go seems alright..."
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I loved Ada, but it had the stigma of being government mandated. Worse, when PC Ada compilers were first introduced, the government wouldn't let them use the name "Ada" because they weren't certified to the spec (because DOS was... well, DOS).

Kiss of death.

My favorite Ada anecdote was the government commission to determine what was needed to make Ada a commercial success. Their recommendation to congress was to EITHER (1) invest $15 million in establishing an Ada promotions board, OR (2) invest nothing, because less that $15 million would fail.

Congress, inevitably, voted $10 million.

And that, boys and girls, explains it all. :-D

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