Golang First Big Updates & Language Improvement
Since its initial release, Golang has changed a lot. Huge modifications have occurred in the syntax and semantics of the language. Google tried to remove the traces of C from the language, thus making its structure even easier to use and self-sufficient. As a result, Golang has become more friendly to developers who previously had no experience in other programming languages.
The most significant release, Golang 1.5, was presented in August 2015 and included substantial changes. The compiler toolchain has been converted from C to Go entirely. At this stage, Golang took the form to which its authors aspired. After that, it was moving into a practical phase of improvement and to the creation of new useful features (additional libraries, frameworks, tools, etc.).
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Golang’s friendly approach
Great value in the improvement of the language plays the fact that it is an open source project. Therefore, every user can contribute to its development. The most telling example is Awesome Go on GitHub. This list contains the best frameworks, libraries, and software which could be used while coding on Go.
At the GopherCon 2015 conference, Russ Cox (leading enthusiast of Golang) also paid attention to how much the language is affected by its users.
Rob said at Gophercon last year, “the language is done.” Now we need to see how it works, to see how people use it, to see what people build. The focus now is on expanding the kind of work that Go can help with.
– Russ Cox, Golang enthusiast –
Google listens to its commune. Golang has become more universal. New solutions are tested by the community, thereby increasing the level of confidence to the language and its capabilities.
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Golang is trendy
Go’s community grows from year to year. Golang has more than 35 thousand stars on GitHub and more than 3 thousand commits. In 2016, Golang was named the language of the year according to the Tiobe index. (The rating was based on the number of requests in such popular search engines as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, and Baidu.) Google trends also confirm the successful growth of the language.
Furthermore, in 2017 Go has become the 9th fastest growing language on GitHub. Go is also one of the most fast-growing and loved programming languages of the recent years based on the StackOverflow survey.
Golang developers love the language and its capabilities. Сustomers like the results and solutions that are possible with Go. Big companies like Alibaba, Cloudflare, Docker, IBM, Firefox, BCC, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., use Golang to cover their back-end needs as a more efficient and straightforward stack.