Go 1.9 RC1 available now

First release candidate of programming language from Google team released
26 July 2017   1094

Good news for all Go developers. Go 1.9 Release candidate 1 is out now.

Let's see what's inside!

There are two changes to the language: adding support for type aliases and defining when implementations may fuse floating point operations. Most of the changes are in the implementation of the toolchain, runtime, and libraries. As always, the release maintains the Go 1 promise of compatibility. We expect almost all Go programs to continue to compile and run as before.

The release adds transparent monotonic time support, parallelizes compilation of functions within a package, better supports test helper functions, includes a new bit manipulation package, and has a new concurrent map type.

Develoeprs ask to report any problems using the issue tracker. 

If you have Go installed already, the easiest way to try go1.9rc1 is by using this tool.

You can download binary and source distributions from the usual place.

Documentation for Go 1.9 available here.

GoLand 2018.3 to be Released by JetBrains

New version of IDE for Go programming language has a lot of new features
22 November 2018   381

Team JetBrains introduced a new version of IDE GoLand 2018.3. In this update, users will see:

  • refactoring by changing the signature;
  • memory dump;
  • Testify support;
  • new debugger tools;
  • Improved verification, prediction and code completion;
  • chart support;
  • updates for VCS, Docker, Kubernetes.

The new method of processing the code Change Signature will allow a single action to change the signature of functions and methods throughout the workspace. The function will show what will change in the code after application. The Inline tool will highlight the embedded code, and Rename will notify you of possible conflicts when renaming.

Added the ability to run and debug Google App Engine applications locally.

Go memory dumps are now available via Run / Open Core Dump directly in the IDE. To automatically create memory dumps, you need to enter GOTRACEBACK = crash in the Environment field.

Also, GoLand 2018.3 supports the Mozilla debugger rr, which allows you to search for a crash in the program by playing back its execution.

Get more info at official blog.

The previous version of GoLand 2018.2 was released in July 2018.