What is Go/Golang?

Go, also known as Golang, is an open source programming language developed by Google. Released in 2009, it is a language designed to provide efficiency, clarity and high performance. Go combines the simplicity and readability of languages like Python with the performance and memory footprint of languages like C or C++.

What do we use Go/Golang for?

We mainly use Go for web server applications, microservices, command line interfaces and DevOps tooling. Due to its efficiency, strong standard library, and ability to easily write parallel programs, Go is a popular choice for modern, scalable, and high-performance applications.

Why Go/Golang?

There are several reasons why developers choose Go. First, Go provides a simple and clear syntax that makes writing and reading code easier. Secondly, Go offers the opportunity to develop high-performance and efficient software thanks to its strengths in concurrency and parallel programming. Third, Go has a rich standard library that contains many important functions and packages, which speeds up application development and reduces the need for external dependencies. Finally, Go is supported by an active community and used by companies like Google, Dropbox, Uber, and many others in their production environments.