Hi, if I may ask, what language do your company previously use before
switch to Golang?
On Saturday, 31 March 2012 00:27:36 UTC+7, hcatlin wrote:
> Just thought I'd stop in and post something saying "hi" to the group.
> I work at
> Moovweb where we power some of the biggest e-commerce sites' mobile
> on our platform. Our platform has super strong demands on it and our
> business is
> growing at a nearly exponential rate.
> This past summer, I made the decision to switch all of our internal
> software to Go
> after being persuaded by our Senior Architect, Zhigang Chen. Of
> course, knowing that Go
> was beta and that the future of the company was being bet on Go was
> (and is) amazingly
> The library ecosystem was a little weak for our needs when we first
> showed up so
> we've since released a Regexp library called Rubex that makes regular
> 2-3x faster, we've released Gokogiri which is a libxml wrapper library
> for XML/HTML
> parsing, and GVM the go version manager so that we can work with code
> on various versions of Go.
> A couple observations:
> * New users/employees have learned Go very quickly. +20!
> * Found out about breakage in 32-bit while in production. -10!
> * Had to write our own libraries for some basic stuff. -5!
> * Performs very well in production (only on 64-bit). +10!
> Man, so much to say... this bullet list might go on and on.
> I mostly just wanted to say that to us Go is not a hobbyist language.
> Its a complex
> build environment for us with dependency management and 5 full time
> writing code daily in it.
> We didn't build "some small part" of our platform in Go... its the
> heart of our tech.
> Our SDK is a compiled binary that we are packaging and sending out to
> clients and integration partners. Our production system is handling
> millions of pages
> a day and millions of dollars of ecommerce a month.
> We've bet on Go big time... and will continue to bet on it. We will
> continue to release
> new code and we will continue to try and mature the community and tool
> set so that
> we can deal with real life issues.
> I'd love to hear if other companies are doing a similar thing.
> http://site.moovweb.com // public site
> http://github.com/moovweb // public software repo
> -hampton (@hcatlin)
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