Google Engineer says Java and C++ are to complex....

At his OSCON keynote in Portland this week Robert Pike, Google Distinguished Engineer, talked about why he thinks Java and C++ are getting to be to complex.  So what is Google's response?  GO...A new language that is supposed to offer the speed and performance of C++ and Java and easy of development of Python or Ruby.  For more of the detail on the Language check out this InfoworldYou can see the keynote here and some commentary from Infoworld here.  I have programmed in C++ and also Java.  I have to agree.  I have recently been converted from Perl to Python and find them both really quick and easy to program in.  So if Go can do what they have set as a goal then we should end up with an awesome performance and short development times.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.