• Golang is an open-source programming language first created in the year 2007 and first released to the public in the year 2009.
  • Golang was created by Robert Griesemer, Ken Thompson, and Rob Pike to solve day-to-day problems faced by developers at Google.
  • Golang was later used in google products like chrome, firebase, and by the google production team.


Why you should use Golang

  • Golang is a completely open-source programming language and is supported by Google itself
  • It is very easy to learn and implement.
  • Golang has an inbuilt concurrency feature and has a large community of libraries.
  • Golang is one of the most popular programming languages as stated by a LinkedIn survey in 2021. 
  • Golang has a very large community and ecosystem of developers, communities, and tools.


Use cases of Golang

  • Cloud & Network Services - Golang provides a huge ecosystem of tools and APIs for the majority of cloud service providers like google cloud platform, aws, and azure.
  • Command-line Interface - You can use golang to create robust CLI using its large sets of APIs. 
  • Web Development - Golang is highly preferred for web development because of its memory performance and scalablity.
  • DevOps & Site Reliability - Because of going fast build time and automatic formatter golang is highly preferred for DevOps.


Popular companies using Golang


Hello World Using Go

// You can edit this code!
// Click here and start typing.
package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
	fmt.Println("Hello World")

Output -
Hello World