Today we celebrate the twelfth birthday of the Go open source release. We have had an eventful year and have a lot to look forward to next year.
In February, the Go 1.16 release added macOS ARM64 support, added a file system interface and embedded files, and enabled modules by default, along with the usual assortment of improvements and optimizations.
We’re incredibly excited about what’s in store for Go’s 13th year. Next month, we will have two talks at GopherCon 2021, along with many talented speakers from across the Go community.
Generics will be one of our focuses for 2022. The initial release in Go 1.18 is only the beginning. Another focus for 2022 is supply chain security. We have been talking for years about the problems of dependencies. The design of Go modules provides reproducible, verifiable, verified builds, but there is still more work to be done.
Go is far more than just us on the Go team at Google. Thank you for your help making Go a success and joining us on this adventure. We hope you are all staying safe and wish you all the best.