Build fast, reliable, and efficient software at scale

Go is an open source programming language supported by Google.

Go Gopher climbing a ladder.

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

Go Gopher piloting a biplane.

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

  • meetup logo

    Apr 7, 2020

    Chicago, IL USA

    GMT/-5 : Remote Developers Meet and Greet (Americas)

    Welcome Gophers! Go Remote Meetup is a remote-first group for Go developers worldwide. We're part of the Go Developer Network, and we're excited to connect with you all, no matter where you're located.


    About Go:
    Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software.
    https://golang.org/


    About Go Developer Network:
    GDN is a collection of Go user groups working together with a shared mission to empower developer communities with the knowledge, experience, and wisdom to build the next generation of software in Go.
    https://github.com/gobridge/about-us/blob/master/gdn.md

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  • Baltimore Go Monthly Meeting (Remote | GMT-4) group photo

    Apr 7, 2020

    Baltimore, MD USA

    Baltimore Go Monthly Meeting (Remote | GMT-4)

    If you're interested in the Go Programming Language (aka Golang), newbie, experienced or just curious, this is the meetup for you. We're an inclusive group that aims for diversity in our membership, the talks we select every month and your ideas for making this group thrive. Let's build an awesome Go community in the Baltimore Metro Area.

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  • Annual Intro to Go Party!!! group photo

    Apr 7, 2020

    Lehi, UT USA

    Annual Intro to Go Party!!!

    Join us on Slack!
    The Utah Go User Group (#UTGO) is a community of people interested in software development and Google's Go programming language (Golang). Everyone is welcome.  We currently meet in Lehi. To discuss and vote on topic ideas, go to https://github.com/forgeutah/utah-go

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