Go also called Golang, was developed by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson, who are now working at Google. The development of the language began in 2007 and was introduced to the world in 2009. The impact of Go has been growing but in the last couple of years, the growth has been exponential. Go was also the foundation of the popular containerization software Docker as well.
Go lang has been compared with multiple existing programming languages, it was developed as to undercut all the negative aspects of existing programming languages. For example, even though Go-lang is similar to C programming but Go-lang comes with its own memory security named Garbage Collector. When compared with other languages such as C, C++ and Java, Go-lang is a static typing language when compared with its dynamic counterparts. Another language with which Go-lang is mostly compared with is Python. Here the biggest difference is that Python is an interpreted language whereas Go-lang is a compiled language.
Gol-lang developers are in for a piece of good news in 2021 as the developers of Golang are planning to introduce generics into the programming language. The absence of generics has been a constant complaint from the community of developers. This lack of generics has been shown as a huge shortcoming of Go-lang. Generics will be out in the 1.17 release which is slated to be released in August 2021. With generics, developers can enable the representation of data structures and functions in a generic form, with the data types factored out later in the program. Generics have been seen as a tool which can simplify programming.
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Go and Be Aspirational
According to a survey by insights, among the working professionals, Go-lang is the most as aspirational program to learn for the career. Pardoning the pandemic of 2020, in 2019 go-lang freelancers were one of the best paid out there. There is potential for growth with Go as a developer or for a Go-lang development company like us.