For months now, the godocs for Caddy 2 (in beta) have been inaccessible, but now you can read the godocs for every specific tag of Caddy: https://firstname.lastname@example.org...
That's really, really a game-changer in my opinion. All the trouble transitioning to modules is starting to become worth it!
I can't think of another language that splits its official web presence across separate domains like this. Rust (rust-lang.org), Python (python.org), Ruby (ruby-lang.org) all have sections dedicated to marketing/eduction (usually "Community" or "Success Stories" tabs), as well as hosting the language reference, documentation, and downloads.
The result sure is confusing. Why aren't the blog and playground hosted on go.dev, for example? I can only imagine this is the result of internal politics at Google; it sure smells like the Go team engineers didn't want the growing Go marketing division to corrupt golang.org.
Given that go.dev registrar is MarkMonitor and not Google itself I think is safe to assume this isn't an initiative led by Google.
The first link in the navigation "Solutions" brings you to another page that is completely filled with pointless logos of companies using go. And then if you click on one of the 4 "solutions" you get taken to ANOTHER page with company logos. I DON'T CARE!!! Get that noise out of there.
> Clicking on Explore brings you to pkg.go.dev
What?! I would have never guessed that. Why isn't the link just "Packages" then? "Explore" means nothing to me as a developer. Naming is one of the hardest problems in computer science and you already had a good name (it's in the URL!), why create another meaningless name?
As a developer I can say this web site isn't targeted at me. And to be honest, I don't know who the target is. Is it for developers who aren't go developers? Is it for go developers? As a non-go developer, this site doesn't encourage me to want to use go. And as a go developer I don't want to have to sift through meaningless marketing speak, testimonials, and company logos. I'm already using the damn language!
Can't all the company logos and testimonials be moved to a section called "Case studies" instead of being littered all over adding noise?
All I want to know is who is the target audience for this?
I imagine these pages are intended for someone who's interested in Go but wants to know more. I know plenty of people who base their decision entirely on what companies have had the most success when picking a programming language to learn. I think these pages satisfy the questions of "Who uses Go? What do they use it for? What did their success look like afterward?"
The package explorer does add some confusion for me though. The site otherwise seems entirely geared toward people who are curious about Go.
But the title literally says "a new hub for Go developers".
When I was first assessing whether to get into Go, and as a team lead whether it would be fit for future efforts, some of the questions answered on this site were some of the first I queried to see if the investment was worth it i.e.
Why would I use this?
Who is using this?
What are they using it for?
If I introduce this to my teams as a potential member of our stack, am I introducing something that will be niche and hard for others to pick up and maintain, or will this have multiple applications and thus foster greater adoption?
I obviously could find the answers elsewhere and have since chosen Go for a lot of cases, but a clean one-stop-shop like this for others to look to, or be pointed to, when they first hear of the language is valuable (from my experience, and in my opinion).
People didn’t like it much ; it gathered mixed comments in the Gophers Slack group.