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Head First Go: What is Go similar to?

 
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What language is Go similar to? Is the language growing or does it already have its defined purpose?
 
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C is probably the strongest influence; most of the syntax is highly reminiscent of C. Of course, all kinds of improvements have been added on top of that, like garbage collection, goroutines and channels, and interfaces.

Go has been steadily climbing the rankings of language popularity indexes (Stack Overflow and others) for the past several years. It's still waiting for that breakout use case that will make it insanely popular (like Rails was for Ruby) but I'm betting that use case is coming - Go's flexibility makes it a solid foundation for innovation.
 
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