• I've adjusted the totals, probably should add a little poll facility here as the twitter ones are quite limited. I do think this is quite interesting data though, even though limited, as it points to a difference between the usage at google and usage outside as well, and gives some hints as to why one of the most frequent questions coming up is about web frameworks (if they're building similar sorts of web apps to those built with python or ruby), even if the orthodoxy on places like reddit is against it.

    It's interesting because when I first came to Go it definitely felt like a better C rather than a better Ruby/Python say, but as times goes on it feels like I enjoy it in the way I did working with Ruby, and never did with C or other C-derivatives (which felt too clumsy in things like string handling), but it certainly has its own distinct flavour. In spite of not being very complex or cutting-edge Go keeps many of the most interesting features of other languages for me and jettisons the rest (inheritance in particular), and like Ruby has a great stdlib which covers a lot of what you need (though I know the maintainers now regret making it so big : ). So I agree it feels closer kinship to something like Ruby/Python than say C or Rust.