Build fast, reliable, and efficient software at scale

Go is an open source programming language supported by Google.

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Why choose Go

  • Easy to learn

    “At the time, no single team member knew Go, but within a month, everyone was writing in Go and we were building out the endpoints. It was the flexibility, how easy it was to use, and the really cool concept behind Go (how Go handles native concurrency, garbage collection, and of course safety+speed.) that helped engage us during the build. Also, who can beat that cute mascot!”

    - Jaime Enrique Garcia Lopez, Senior Software Development Manager at CapitalOne

  • Efficient

    "A small language that compiles fast makes for a happy developer. The Go language is small, compiles really fast, and as a result it lets your mind focus on the actual problem and less on the tool you are using to solve it. Code, test, debug cycles are so quick that you forget you are not working with an interpreted language. Looking at our code, you see less boilerplate and more business logic."

    - Clayton Coleman, lead engineer, Open Shift at RedHat

  • Powerful

    Go has excellent characteristics for scalability and services written using it typically have very small memory footprints. Because code is compiled into a single static binary, services can also be containerised with ease, making it much simpler to build and deploy. These attributes make Go an ideal choice for companies building microservices, as you can easily deploy into a highly available and scalable environment such as Kubernetes.”

    - Matt Boyle, lead software engineer at Curve

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Designed for today's needs

Cloud & Network Services

With a strong ecosystem of tools and APIs on major cloud providers, it is easier than ever to build services with Go.

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Command-line Interfaces

With popular open source packages and a robust standard library, use Go to create fast and elegant CLIs.

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Web Development

With enhanced memory performance and support for several IDEs, Go powers fast and scalable web applications.

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DevOps & Site Reliability

With fast build times, lean syntax, an automatic formatter and doc generator, Go is built to support both DevOps and SRE.

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Learn Go

“I started writing in Go when I was just out of college and couldn’t believe how quickly I picked it up, especially compared to other languages. I had spent months learning about how to build APIs in other languages (and mostly failing), but after a week of writing Go, I had completed my first API.”

- Kaylyn Gibilterra, Senior Software Engineer, Capital One

Get started learning Go today

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    Jan 25, 2020

    Melbourne, Australia

    Let's Go Dragon Boating @ Docklands. The Ultimate Team Sport!

    We run fun and interesting events.
    If you want to organise events, let us know and we'll make you an event organizer.
    NOTE: We were formally called "Melbourne Young Professionals", but since it doesn't represent who we are, the name has changed to "Let's Go"

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    Jan 25, 2020

    Bangalore, India

    Golang Meetup 52

    A meetup group to discuss the Go Programming Language.  The Go programming language is an open source project to make programmers more productive. Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multi-core 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.
    Find us for chat hanging out at:Slack  (Invitation)

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    Jan 25, 2020

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Let's build! One year on

    This group is for Go Enthusiasts. We aim to create a community around the language and share experiences adopting the language.
    Whatsapp Group Link : https://chat.whatsapp.com/0hPy0LuJPNW37yYxp...
    Github Org Account : https://github.com/nairobi-gophers
    To get an Invite, kindly join the group and drop your Github Username :) Thanks

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