Why is Golang in high demand in the IT industry

Posted By : Abhishek Kumar | 28-Jun-2021

    Why is Golang in high demand in the IT industry?

What is golang?

Go is a statically typed, compiled programming language. It is designed at Google by their engineers Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. Go is syntactically similar to C. Golang is an open-source programming language used for general purposes. 

Why is golang so popular among developers?

Because it is very convenient, fast, and secure to write code with Golang, and it provides cross-platform support also. The community of golang developers is also very big and there are thousands of guides and StackOverflow communities to help. Golang is an open-source programming language and it is also very rich in packages. It provides a vast range of packages for various works.

Advantages of using Golang?

  1. Golang is Fast
  2. Golang is easy to learn
  3. Golang has goroutine and channels
  4. Garbage collection 
  5. A smart standard library

Why golang is better than other programming languages?

Every programmer looks for an easy and well-scaled programming language and to keep it in mind Google launched Golang for better programming activity in 2007. Golang is very fast compared to Java and c++ and also compiles the code very fast and it is time-efficient. Java takes lots of memory while doing the multithreading but in golang it uses goroutines which makes it faster and easier to run multiple threads at the same time. 


Goroutine is the main reason for the popularity of the Golang. Goroutines work with the help of channels where channels work as a pipeline to transfer messages from one goroutine to another goroutine. Goroutines are basically used for doing tasks concurrently and we can also run multiple threads and methods of functions concurrently in the same address.

Multithreading And Concurrency

Golang provides goroutines for multithreading and concurrent programming which is faster as well as takes less computation power than other programming languages.

In the recent survey at StackOverflow, it is found that Go is one of the most loved and wanted programming languages among developers.


And now golang is used by most of the big MNC companies as well. Some of the top 5 big MNC which are using golang for their development are listed here:

  1. Google
  2. Uber
  3. Netflix
  4. Twitch
  5. BBC

So there is more reliability upon language as well because it is launched and maintained by Google so it is also safe for security purposes and in the future the demands of golang developers will also increase at a highly rapid rate. And Golang can also overtake python in web development after some years and make its mark in the development market.

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Abhishek kumar is working as a backend developer and he is having good knowledge of golang and blockchain technologies. He loves to learn new technologies and always ready to take new challenges.

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