On a scale of 1-10, how valuable would getting more familiar with Go be?
All I really need to look into is a build/deploy for pre-processing js/css and I think I’m sold. @smerrill turned me onto to Caddy and last night a switch flipped
I think that depends on what you want to do. Go is more of a backend/systems language. It’s also what most of Docker is written in. If you’re thinking to write that kind of code, I’ve really liked Go for that, and would say 9. Otherwise, less.
I’m looking at it in combination of how it’s used with Caddy and “static” sites. It uses Go templating and conventions. For scenarios where I might want to or need to serve from own infra & not use something like Netlify.
But also from a professional standpoint would being more converse in it if not developing directly would be beneficial. I think I’m hearing yes.
Speaking of Docker, since your tutorial last year I’ve become quite comfortable using it. Thanks again.
Go is still in the early stages of it’s growth. It’s only going to get more popular IMO. The ability to build single binary for any platform makes it really attractive for building all sorts of things, from simple utils, to large applications.
It works really well.
FWIW, millions of lines of Go are used in production at Google, and it’s deployed onto the edge of Cloudflare, Netflix, Google, and other big companies.