Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Dr. Robert Griesemer
Google Inc., Mountain View, CA

It's so much nicer to program in Go --- A guided tour

Tue 12.10.2010, 16:15, 60 minutes
HS 8, Physikgebäude


Go is a statically typed language we developed at Google for general purpose programming. It compiles to optimized machine code, yet it feels as light-weight and nimble as a scripting language. There is little typing. Object-orientation and concurrency are straightforward. Compilation is fast. When we look at programs written in other lan-guages, we often think of how much nicer they could be written in Go. In this talk we explain Go's most important features and how they affect everyday programming.


Robert Griesemer is a software engineer at Google and one of the authors of the Go programming language. He has two decades of experience in the implementation of programming languages and industry-leading virtual machines. Prior to Go, Robert worked on code generation for Google's V8 JavaScript engine, the design and implementation of the domain-specific language Sawzall, the Java HotSpot virtual machine, and the Strongtalk system. He once wrote a vectorizing compiler for the Cray Y-MP and an interpreter for APL. He is a fan of technology that "just works". Robert holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology).
Invited by o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hanspeter Mössenböck, Institut für Systemsoftware

The Computer Science Colloquium is organized by the Department of Coputer Science at JKU, the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik (ÖGI) and the Österreichische Computergesellschaft (OCG).
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