Work Begins on ActiveGo
Work Begins on ActiveGo
Written by Alex Armstrong   
Tuesday, 06 December 2016

ActiveState has begun building its distribution of Go, the first of four languages it plans to add to its portfolio in the coming year. The beta version will be publicly available in Q1 2017.

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As already reported ActiveState plans to release Active-branded  distributions pf Ruby, Node, Lua and Go in 2017 with free versions for the open source community, plus  pre-compiled, tested, professional distributions for enterprise users. Enterprise users will also benefit from commercial support, indemnification, additional operating system support, tools, popular packages, and more.

Explaining the decision to start with Go the ActiveState announcement states:

Go was heavily influenced by Python [which is already in its existing range of languages] and it is a natural extension for ActiveState to contribute to Go both in the community and the commercial space. Many experts hypothesize that Go could replace C++ in the future, which is a key indicator of the outsized role that Go could have to the future of open source, enterprises, and software development.

It also includes this quote from the Gartner IT Market Clock for Programming Languages, 2016:

"In 2016, Go has moved from "bleeding edge" to "leading edge" status and has one of the fastest-growing language communities in the industry. The early "buzz" around Go strongly indicated that it may both have the backing and the momentum to emerge as a significant advance on which compelling next-generation applications (such as cloud-native ones) would be based." 

On the Go page the reasons for selecting this language continue with:

Companies like Atlassian, Docker, Google, DigitalOcean, eBay, and Heroku have already embraced Go (Google Golang) within their development teams, and a wide range of developers already use Go for web services, networking, and fast  systems development.

And turning to ActiveGo the benefits are listed as:

  • Quality assured builds of precompiled Go distributions
  • Commercially supported software with SLAs
  • Support and active maintenance of older versions
  • Software you can standardize on
  • Faster time to market

In 2017 ActiveState will offer the following:

  • ActiveGo Community Edition
  • ActiveGo Business Edition
  • ActiveGo Enterprise Edition
  • ActiveGo OEM
  • Komodo IDE with basic Go support

and you can sign up on http://www.activestate.com/go to take part in the beta and be the first to access them.

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http://www.activestate.com/go

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