Go Works: Episode 1 - Apprentice’s Rise
One of the most challenging and overwhelming software engineer’s moments of the development process is the programming language selection for the upcoming project, complicated with the ungrudging variety of tools existing on the market. Nowadays the back-end programming language adjectives array consists of such parameters as open-source, fast and concurrent. Golang is a novel but very promising tool, which has taken its place in the ocean of 21 century technologies by meeting all the listed requirements.
The first thing that needs to be stated is that Golang is an open-source language but is backed up by a gigantic corporation. It goes without saying that Rob Pike, Robert Griesemer, and Ken Thompson releasing Go open-source on one hand and Google giving a huge resources support on the other one, gave millions of software stallions an opportunity of discovering the code base of the tool. Researching and taking a part in the development discussion of a language whilst using the mentioned one earlier for the personal purposes either a commercial or a pet project is a slap-up argument.
Secondly, it would be fair to warn that the Pandora’s Box will now be released by stating that there are five “to’s” which richly describe the speed of Golang programming language. It is agile to learn, to develop in, to compile, to deploy and to run it. Whilst using the language in the development process the one finds out that Go has a speed of a compiled language, but the feel of an interpreted one, metaphorically speaking it is as wild as Bugatti but looks like Mercedes.
The last but not the least and frankly speaking a killer argument is the concurrency. The tremendous set of concurrency capabilities is a zest of Golang. It does enable that flashing LED iron box carry out gigantic amount of processes simultaneously whilst using a tiny number of one’s resources. The stated miracle is being brought to the world via channels and goroutines while garbage collector provides principal support for such an execution, meaning that it is happening with the static execution speed of C or C++ programming languages. Moreover, not the least one Golang’s phenomenon is not possible in many back-end languages since their building process is done in a sequence.
From the presented facts concluding Golang’s speed, concurrency and being open-source, it is not a sin to state that Go is a key player in the back-end languages competition, thus Software God will not punish the man.
Written by: Konstantin Yevchuk, Golang Software Engineer