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What is Go?

Published on December 17, 2020 · Updated on December 17, 2020
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By Kathryn Hancox
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
What is Go?

Go is a compiled, statically typed programming language similar in syntax to C. Also referred to as “Golang”, Go is well-known for its performance in networking and multiprocessing.

Originally designed at Google, Go version 1.0 released in March 2012 as a public open source project. Today, it is an extremely popular project with over a thousand contributors from the community. Go’s design makes it popular for building concurrent programs, with features built into the language like goroutines and channels.

For more educational resources related to Go, check out our How To Code in Go series.

Find a complete list of Go resources on our Go topic page.


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