Developed by Google in 2007 and announced in 2009, Go is an apprehensive web programming language that is going to rule the future programming world. Commonly known as Golang, it is a language which uses compiled systems-oriented programming approach and is derived from the core C and C++ language.
While comparing Golang with Node.js, it has many positive faces like it can be used not only for web development but also as an ecosystem for building distributed apps. The major advantageous features of Golang over Node.js is described below
Cool Kids at Github said that whenever they check starred/forked codes on Github, they see everything written in GO language like what Python was before a couple of years. As a detailed study from various blogs of the developer world, the answer to the question “Will Python developers move to Go?” is clearly stated.
A blog reply from Jordan Orelli to question “Why I went from Python to Go?” stated that Go is concurrent by design where Python is not. A framework for doing concurrency using Python sounded least awkward. Yuval Greenfield said that the GO is fast and has Duck-type-esque interfaces but when it comes to error handling Go is still in the 70’s style of returning values.
Golang is more of a system programming language and Google has developed it safely to solve some specific problem which the ancestor C++ faced. Those problems mostly dealt with memory management, concurrency and compilation time on huge systems.
In recent time, many of the developed systems are with the help of Go which includes Kubernete, Docker, Packer.IO and websocketd. Many developers form the Ruby, Python, Java and Node.js community have started their migration towards the Go Community.
Go, a web based programming language is sure to become a perfect replacement of dynamic languages and java and also for developers using Ruby and Node.js.