Decision at NGINX Inc. about Go

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We have a number of open source projects that integrate NGINX with some tool or platform. For example, NGINX Prometheus Exporter ( , NGINX Plus Integration with AWS Auto Scaling groups (, NGINX Ingress Controller ( and a few others. Those projects are either small or medium in size.

We choose to use Go for our projects, in particular for the following reasons: - Small learning curve - both for our developers but also for external contributors - Powerful development environment with great plugins for popular editors or stand-alone IDEs - Existing libraries and SDKs for the technologies we integrate with (Kubernetes, Prometheus, AWS) - Great concurrency mechanisms - Ability to release binaries with no additional dependencies - Good performance and stability

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