This year, I attended dotGo for the first time, and I had a great time there.
Microsoft at a Go conference, really?
Yes! We were here mainly to explain our engagement to support Go in Azure, and you can find more informations about it on our documentation. I also had the opportunity to exchange with developers about their usage of Visual Studio Code with Go. I was really surprised to find that most of them already have VS Code in their toolbelt, and mostly use it in addition to other languages. I mean, I met very few developers who are only using Go, but using Go with a bunch of other languages: PHP, Python, JS, Scala, Elixir… and VS Code seems to be the perfect companion in that situation.
Conversations with you
I had a lot of very interesting discussions with attendees, on a borad range of topics. Here are some of them.
For more than a year now, we are testing underwater datacenters. Why? How? Is there any Azure-certified fish? All the answers to these questions about Project Natick in the following video :).
We can compile code in the cloud for free?
For a few months now, Azure DevOps lets you get Mac, Linux and Windows unlimited build agents for all your opensource projects. You can see how to do it in this tutorial.
Surface Go, a PC for developers?
I’ve been asked several times if we can run Docker on a Surface Go. A colleague confirmed me that this is possible. You can read his article about his configuration to turn Surface Go in a real Developer gig.