Why Golang? Some Key Pointers to Outline its Benefits

  • November 6, 2019
  • By Ajay Chauhan

Go, also known as Golang, is a programming language of computers that was developed by Google back in 2007 and released publicly in 2009. Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson were three lead developers were involved in the development of this language & were the part of Google.

Golang

They had a goal in mind to create a language that will deal with the concurrent processing of multiple tasks using various cores of the processor with the creation of subroutines. On one hand, we have a multi-threading processing in conventional languages such as C, C++, and Java which were built by keeping a single-core processor in mind while Golang emerged as a statically typed language with a library that is powerful & refined, which resulted in the unmatched speed and performance.

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Programming with Golang

The core concepts will make you love this language to let you embrace the full extent of Golang benefits for projects based on Android & iOS app development. The key features and figures are mentioned below to help us guide you through.

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1. A long list of tech giants using Golang

Tech Giants Using Golang

  • Google
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Dropbox
  • Twitter
  • IBM, etc

2. Golang has quality credentials

Quality Credentials

Since the financer of Golang is Google itself, it holds a good reputation along with its creators who are seemingly dexterous with their innovation. Their contribution to C, B, Unix, and others is proven evidence of their prodigy in this field. Golang is created in such a way that it should emerge as a future-ready language to tackle all the obstacles that’ll come on its way.

3. Open Source by Nature

Open Source by Nature

With an easy-going nature of Golang, there is a vast community that can access, share, and contribute to the language. More advantages could be that Golang is better interpreted in accordance to appear clearer and more efficient in calculating and resolving tough or complex problems. If someone faces defects in the codes, gophers (developers who use Golang) will surely rectify the same.

4. Golang is more swift

Golang is More Swift

Since the structure and syntax turn very simple with Go, it doesn’t have any class and type inheritance. Since this language is purely based on function, it is certainly easier & faster to learn than other popular languages. Golang’s pre-compiled nature also provides faster feedback along with very short response time and quick outputs. Finally, it saves money and time which makes it easy to maintain and make the development faster and cheaper.

5. Golang is Concurrent

Golang is Concurrent

In today’s world, concurrency is extremely important for fast processing & better productivity. That’s the property which allows multiple processes running and executing simultaneously. The Goroutines (run concurrently with other functions) helps the operating system to help in concurrency, channelling, and the garbage collection.

6. Cross-platform nature

Cross Platform Nature

Golang is supported by platforms like Windows, Linux, Unix, and other versions of BSD and mobile devices (brought into market from 2015). The compilation goes well with many OS’s as well

7. Go has its garbage collector

Go Garbage Collector

Go has its garbage collector, it simplifies and increases performance to let you achieve more concurrencies.

Flipping on the other side of the coin, Golang has some demerits and here are they:

  • It is less flexible than dynamically typed languages;
  • Very different from languages based on C;
  • No 3rd party modules are there;
  • Generics aren’t available that help in reusing the codes to save time.

Conclusion

Nonetheless, Go has its more points on the positive side.

  • Go is swift and efficient for computer systems, just like we have C and C++.
  • It’s also quick and fun for developers, and sometimes I think Go is self-explanatory to be carried with a GOing ahead tag as always.

Lastly, Golang is a neat and tidy compound which is formed with the best features of the most popular languages. That’s all you need to know about the Golang to decide whether to go for it or not for your Android app development project.

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Ajay Chauhan
Ajay Chauhan

Ajay Chauhan is an enthusiastic project coordinator at MobileCoderz Technologies. Apart from his expertise in project handling & management, he shares unbound interests towards mobile apps & technologies that are trending in the digital industry. His inspiration encourages him to pen down interesting blogs to share informative stuff on important topics.

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