The buzz around efficiency, security, and ease of development using different programming languages are ceaseless. Whenever a new programming language arrives, it creates much anticipation among developer communities. However, it is still a debatable point to decide which programming language is better than the other for development.
The Go language or Golang is the ‘popular guy’ on the block. It’s been successful enough to capture the attention of prominent developer communities and businesses.
Ken Thompson, Rob Pike, Robert Griesemer, and few other engineers at Google are the masterminds behind the revolutionary Golang. They attempted to resolve the routine crisis faced by the developer’s community. Golang is designed as a lightweight system with productive features to fasten the development process. It has turned out to be a versatile programming language that is loved by the developers. Although there are high performing languages such as C, Golang makes it easy to code and be super-performing at the same time. In the era of multi-core computers, Golang offers an approach to solve the worries and confusion of software coding.
Golang is an open-source, compiled, and concurrent programming language supported by the tech giant Google. So, why is Golang so popular these days? Here are your answers.
In large servers, there might be hundreds and thousands of tasks running parallely. The concurrent programming features in Golang makes it easy to progress with multiple tasks simultaneously. It uses goroutines, which consume as low as 2 KB memory, to perform several tasks at the same time. An advantage is that the growable segment stacks in goroutines only use more memory when needed.
Concurrent Garbage Collector
Golang has a real-time Garbage Collector (GC) for automatic memory management. This concurrent GC makes allocation and removal of objects without any pause and hence, boosts the efficiency of applications.
Portability & Multi-platform Nature
Golang compiles seamlessly on many operating systems such as Windows, Linux, etc. As per Andrew Gerrand, a participant in the Go project and an engineer at Google, "portability has been an important consideration from the very beginning of the Go project. We launched supporting two operating systems and three processor architectures, and effortless cross-compilation is a product of our emphasis on portability."
Powerful Standard Library
Golang has a rich library that lets you accomplish an endless list of high-level tasks. This powerful standard library in Golang covers a wide range of specific areas and has a web server as part of the library. The clean syntax in Golang is similar to its scripting language.
A microservice architecture divides the entire application into a set of multiple manageable services. This kind of distributed system enables fast development of apps in a less complex manner. The specialized support services in the Go-kit makes it easy to adopt microservices and reap its benefits.
Golang is a perfect choice with the right combination of concurrency, safety, and simplicity of programming. It is a highly efficient language for writing web services and integrates easily with other services. Leading enterprises such as Google, YouTube, Apple, Dropbox, Docker, BBC, The Economist, The New York Times, IBM, Twitter & Facebook have already begun their journey with Golang.
SayOne’s expert team uses contemporary Golang to design custom applications that improve operational efficiency, and values for your business. Our emphasis on leading technologies coupled with the industry experience spanning close to a decade has placed us in a credible position within the Golang community. We firmly support Golang and believe it to be a significant game-changer in the coming years as well.
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