Very nice overview of new features coming in Go 1.8.
- HTTP/2 ServerPush
- HTTP server connection draining (graceful shutdown)
- database/sql + context.Context
- Dynamic plugins (loading shared libraries)
- New slice sorting API (implemented using reflect pkg; for convenience)
What's Coming in Go 1.8
With the feature set for Go 1.8 now frozen, I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the more interesting API changes that we can expect to see in Go 1.8 when it's released around February 1, 2017. At the eleventh hour Brad Fitzpatrick closed a nealy four-year-old issue by implementing connection draining on http.Server.