Go

A Story by
An open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software

What is Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
Go is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who is using it?

1116 companies use Go in their tech stacks, including Uber, Google, and medium.com.

Uber

Google

medium.com

Pinterest

Slack

Lyft

Shopify

DigitalOcean

Twitch

Heroku

Square

Codecademy

Why developers like Go

High-performance
Simple, minimal syntax
Fun to write
Easy concurrency support via goroutines
Fast compilation times
Statically linked binaries that are simple to deploy
Goroutines
Simple compile build/run procedures
Backed by google