Programming languages are, of course, what drives all computing, but cloud native computing has certain requirements that some languages are better than others at fulfilling. Hence, you won’t find very much coverage here of, say, Java, unless it is for some tools to retrofit enterprise Java applications into cloud native environments.
One language that has been great for this environment, for instance, is Go (which we will sometimes refer to as “Golang”). Created at Google, Go offers a friendly environment for system programming, especially in cloud infrastructure environments. Likewise, we will be following Rust (“Rustlang”), which offers both the speed of close-to-the-metal languages such as C++ but with the safety guarantees built-in that would prevent so many of the vulnerabilities that crop up in older languages.
In addition to the languages themselves, we will also keep you up to date here on the latest and greatest development tools, including IDEs, scaffolding, and testing tools. For the development lifecycle, be sure to bookmark our microsite on CI/CD.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out the weekly wrap-up of all the latest development news that appears every Friday on the site, Mike Melanson’s “This Week in Programming.”