GDG Gigcity

Go 1.6 Release Party

When and Where

schedule 2016-02-17 6:00 pm Eastern
place 1028 Signal Mountain Road Suite #103, Chattanooga, TN, Chattanooga, TN
directions Just before you turn to go up Signal Mountain, there is an office building on the right. Has Xtrax Carpet Cleaners sign. Use the right side of the building has an archway with steps down, go down. The door for Code Journeymen is at the bottom.




This month we will be discussing Go 1.6, as well as celebrating it’s possible release in mid-February.

Go 1.6 is the 7th release of the language which has been open source since November 10th, 2009 – that’s 6.5 years since the project was open sourced and nearly 4 years since the 1.0 release. A lot has changed in the language since 1.0, so this is a great opportunity to discuss the improvements landing 1.6.

New features and notable changes in 1.6:

  • Native HTTP/2 support
  • Garbage Collector improvements
  • GOVENDOREXPERIMENT becomes the default
  • text/template changes. A long requested ability to trim whitespace in templates has arrived
  • cgo changes
  • More supported platforms.

And many more changes listed in the Release notes.