Go 1.6 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 17 February 2016 at 09:07 PM EST. 12 Comments
For fans of Google's Go programming language, version 1.6 was released today.

Go 1.6 adds HTTP/2 support to the net/http package, new template packages abilities, the "vendor" directory feature is now enabled by default, there are various runtime changes, and other changes. The performance of Go 1.6 programs is expected to be around that of Go 1.5 but with less garbage collection pauses.

More details on today's Go 1.6 release can be found via GoLang.org.
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