Why I chose Golang in 2020?
When Google does something, they make sure it is the best in the market, for example, Google Adwords, Adsense, Analytics. To top it off when Google came up with Golang, it’s very own Programming language; it was only but natural that it should become one of the most widely used computer languages.
Listed below are some interesting facts on why I would choose Golang over any other language.
Concurrency: Millions of platform users
It is the leading factor we consider while choosing Golang over other languages for creating any programme. Running Simultaneous tasks within an application is called concurrency. Go has many built-in features designed to handle several “concurrent web requests,” which in turn makes it a very efficient language for compiling a program as opposed to legacy languages such as Python. This means an Enterprise application would be able to handle more number of users at the same time.
Scalability: Grows with the business
When a language can handle several concurrent requests, it automatically also has high scalability. As an enterprise grows, the programs used would be required a do several things at the same time. Enterprises whose IT applications would be able to handle such an onslaught would be better at handling a growing Business. Thus, we have our solution; Go with Golang!
Error Checks: Nil Malfunction
Any programmer who has ever written a Go code would tell you about how chances of error are next to nil. Go comes with a built-in error type. It uses error values to indicate an abnormal state. For example, the os.Open function returns a non-nil error value when it fails to open a file. Owing to this attribute, the chances that a Golang based application would malfunction is meagre. While writing the code, the developer can spot the errors, and this leads to an efficiently performing application for the business.
Compiled Language: Fast Performance
Garbage Collection: App Speed
Golang’s garbage collection is excellent when viewed in the context of garbage collection mechanisms of languages like C# and Java. In such languages, we don’t know when garbage collection would happen and for how long it would run. It means that designing with any performance guarantee becomes difficult. Go, on the other hand, has reduced the garbage collection pauses down to around 100 microseconds. As a result, predictability improves performance in a program and Businesses are not troubled with slow application loading time.
Cross-Platform: Low investment
Golang is a modern language and has been developed with the purpose that it should comply with modern requirements. That is why it not only performs well across various platforms such as Windows, Linux, Unix, Android/ iOS and other operating systems but is also great for Cloud applications. It means Businesses don’t have to spend much on ensuring Cross-Platform functionality.