What Is Go?

This procedural (systematic and well-structured) coding language was designed by Google’s lead developers – Rob Pike, Ken Thompson, and Robert Griesemer. They brainstormed it in 2007 but published two years later after refinement. Google has thousands of programmers who deal with large server software hosted on countless clusters. The purpose of creating Golang was to eliminate the unnecessary complexity of the software development process and address scalability issues.

How did it all start? In 2007, the iPhone was introduced. Although it wasn’t the first smartphone on the market, it caused a mobile app revolution – from just 500 apps available on App Store as it first launched in 2008, to more than 2 million now – only there. Naturally, there was also a pressing market need for a language that could support the development of more responsive and faster apps. At Google, C++ and Java dominated server programming,