Go (also referred to as “Golang”) is an open-source compiled programming language that was designed at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It had its initial release for the public in 2012.
Go features known concepts such as static typing, memory safety, garbage collection, and more. It was originally designed to write high performance networking and infrastructure-relevant systems. Nowadays, it’s used for cloud-based or server-side apps, DevOps, AI, Data Science, and more. Golang is known for its readability, simplicity, shallow learning curve, and great performance.