Go, go, go! Amazon has rolled out support for functions written in Go for its Lambda serverless platform, bringing into the mix the increasingly popular programming language.
Which was originally developed by Google, and also goes by Golang.
Pun always intended.
The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as the cloud giant had already confirmed that Go support was coming last year. The re:Invent conference provided us with the official confirmation, though it is only now that the developers can write Go functions and run them on Lambda.
Now, while language support may not be everything when it comes to serverless platforms, particularly at this fledgeling a state, it’s best to have all bases covered this early in the serverless game.
And Amazon apparently has this line of thinking too.
By the same flip of the coin, Amazon has also added in .NET Core support. Developers can use any of its libraries or frameworks when writing functions for AWS Lambda simply by downloading and using the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio 2017.
Though it also has experimental support for Python, PHP, TypeScript, Batch, Bash, and PowerShell.