Why do I write GoLang in 2021?

TL;DR — it does what I need to be productive, with enough expressiveness and performance for almost any task I need.

I was out walking our dogs, and my then fourteen-year-old son (*) asked me what seemed like a simple question — ‘what language do you code in at work?’ I told him today I mostly code in GoLang. He looked back at me blankly, and I rambled off something about ‘it’s a descendent of C.’ Interrupting…