Is Golang the Future?

Programming 07-Mar-2023

How does Golang compare to other programming languages?

Go or GoLang, as it is called, is a robust system-level language designed at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It is used for programming across large-scale network servers and big distributed systems. Many of the big tech companies such as Google, Netflix, American express, Salesforce, IBM, Target, Twitch, Twitter, Uber, and Dropbox are using it. Go is syntactically similar to C, but with memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing, and CSP-style concurrency. The good ideas from various programming languages are used but it avoids features which led to complex, unstable and unreliable code.  

Is Golang the future?   

According to positronx, No doubt, yes! Golang is the long-lasting programming language for the future. It will continuously develop for many years. So if you are attracted to being at the forefront of emerging programming languages, it is well worth learning.

According to Meritocracy, it is great for back-end development as it can cope with a vast number of requests with high concurrency. Another benefit is the quick start up time, and that it is more lightweight than Python.  It is designed for people who want to build websites at quickly.

According to infoworld, further benefits include:


Similar to Python, it satisfies many common programming needs and offers automatic memory management capabilities including garbage collection. Go code also compiles extremely fast.


Go performance is similar to C for the vast majority of work. Comparing to JavaScript, Python, and Ruby, the development speed is significantly faster.  


Go toolchain can stand alone, with no default external dependencies.


The Go program communicates to external C libraries or performs native system calls. For instance, in Docker, Go interfaces with low-level Linux functions, cgroups, and namespaces, to work container magic.


The Go toolchain is freely available as a Linux, MacOS, or Windows binary or as a Docker container. It is also supported through many third-party development environments such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code or Active State’s Komodo IDE.

Golang is a user-friendly language and provides something for everyone. A large Go program compiles in seconds and avoids a lot of C-style include files and libraries.

How is Go best utilized?

Go is meant to be simple to learn, straightforward to work with, and other developers are able to read it easily. According to Yegulalp from Infoworld, not every programming language suits every job, but some programming languages are better to use for more jobs than others. The majority of developers using the language for:  

·      Distributed networked services

·      Network programming 

·      Cloud-native development

·      Replacements for existing infrastructure

·      Utilities and stand-alone tools

·      Web development

·      Database development

·      Systems programming and

·      DevOps

In general, it is really useful for carrying out programming for scalable servers and large software systems. Since it is used for a variety of applications starting with cloud and server slide applications, DevOps, and command-line tools, an increasing number of freelancers are currently learning this language.

What does the current job market look like?  

According to Meritocracy, Golang is one of the latest trends in the tech market. Everything that is written with Go has been developed with C++, .Net or Java.  

An increasing number are actively using Golang and businesses are increasingly looking for freelancers who have the ability to work with it.

It is one of the best ways to create microservices. This is why the demand for such programmers will only grow in the future. In the current job market, there are less Golang developers available to satisfy the increasing demand. Due to this skill being in short supply, Golang Developers tend to receive a higher salary compared to any other programmers.

According to caissarecruitment, Golang Developer salaries range from €64,000 to €80,500 with €72,000 is the average salary of a Golang Developer in Berlin, Germany in 2021.  

According to yuhiro , Golang has the highest salary per hour compared to these other programming languages:

·      Go – 87 € p/h
·      Symfony – 74 € p/h
·      Zend – 74 € p/h
·      Laravel – 78 € p/h
·      PHP – 75 € p/h
·      Java – 85 € p/h

In short, the demand for Golang Developers is only increasing. Whilst some innovations come and go, Go will be here to stay.  

Source: LinkedIn