Richard Bucker

the golang hotspot

Posted at — Dec 5, 2014

Google’s Go has a great many killer features. ¬†One in particular was called out by Derek Collison, founder of Apcera, at a box¬†conference this year. He said something to the effect that Go is excellent because deploying an application is as simple as copying the executable [all the dependencies are baked in].There is nothing untrue about the statement, however, when you’re deploying webapps where there many hundreds or thousands of static artifacts like javascript, css, html and template versions of the above then packaging all of these artifacts using packages like go-binddata is unusable.There’s not much for me to say in order to justify this position as you’ll have to experience it for yourself but converting these files into source code causes an explosion in file size.