Golang Beginner’s Guide: Your First Steps

January 24, 2023

Go (or Golang) was developed by Google employees – Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson – in 2007 as a result of their growing frustration with other backend development languages used by the company, especially C++.

Their main objective was to build a way to write code optimized for performance and usability. In the era of large databases and multicore machines, the co-creators wanted the language to be efficient, first and foremost. That’s why Go’s syntax is clean and uncomplicated, and the language was quickly adopted by Google and other companies.

Read more about Golang’s origins and evolution, check our introduction to this language on our blog: