Language Pragmatism

Why everyone hates Go

Nice post that applies not just to Go, but just about any language.

Java - another language supported by a big corporation (Sun Microsystems/Oracle) - used to be the favored target back around the turn of the century. I wonder if some of it is just people's way of pushing back against the company, rather than the language itself.

I've not used Go for anything, and I've only taken a cursory glance at the language, but these days I'm much more pragmatic about tools/technology: I use what seems to work well for the given situation, and experiment with new things when/where time permits. These days that's in JavaScript land (NodeJS, MongoDB, etc.), but it could just as easily be somewhere else later.

I've certainly fallen into the trap of language snobbery, but I've long moved past it.