Golang Development FAQ

1. Is Golang the right choice for every application?

No. Although Golang is well suited to many use cases, there are some applications that don’t require high performance or that could be better implemented in another language, like C, C# or Java, all of which we have decades of experience with.

2. Is Golang development cost effective?

Because of the way Golang was designed, developing applications with Golang is extremely productive and efficient, and results in safe software without runtime surprises. While having much better performance, Golang applications use far less server resources than other web development languages, like PHP and Python. Development with Golang saves you time and money with …

  • Development productivity
  • Maintenance
  • Performance
  • Less server resources

3. Can Golang applications be implemented on my server?

Golang is cross platform and will build on a wide variety of operating systems. If you are running a modern operating system, more than likely you will be able to run Golang applications. There are pre-built binaries for the following:

  • FreeBSD 9.3
  • Linux 2.6.23 or later with glibc
  • CentOS/RHEL 5.x not supported.
  • Windows XP SP2 or later

Except for things like low-level operating system interface code, the run-time support is the same in all ports and includes a mark-and-sweep garbage collector, efficient array and string slicing, and support for efficient goroutines, such as stacks that grow and shrink on demand.

4. How will Golang development benefit me?

Development with Golang costs less from the start. In addition to the performance increase, often more than 400%, Golang applications are quicker to develop, easier to maintain, safer and less prone to having runtime errors.

5. What is Golang well suited for?

  • Cloud Computing: – Cloud platforms provide servers and resources on demand, auto scaling is built-in. Golang applications can be quickly launched and efficiently respond to new servers and resources.

  • Multi-core Performance: – Golang is a scalable language and has multi-core processor support built-in, so your application doesn’t need to be rewritten for additional cores. It is able to utilize all available CPU cores out of the box.

  • Microservices: – The use of asynchronous input and output channels enable Golang applications to be interactive with web services without blocking web requests. Golang is well suited to building applications as a collection of microservices.

  • Web Services: - Golang has support for the reading and writing of JSON, multiplexing and secure connections built-in, which make the creation of an API and Web services very easy and effective.

  • Golang Standard Library: – Golang has an extensive standard library of functions, so you don’t need rely on or be to be tied to external frameworks.

  • Concurrency: – Golang provides built-in concurrency, which enables you to carry out many processes at the same time via goroutines, which are much lighter in terms of resources than threads used by other languages like Java or C#.

  • Golang is a fast, compiled language. – Golang applications compile quickly to machine level code, and run at speeds much faster than Python, PHP or Ruby and on par with Java without the requirement or overhead of a virtual machine.

  • Golang is safe. Golang will not tolerate unsafe direct access to pointers in memory, so Golang developers can avoid the type of memory allocation mistakes which might then lead to bugs. Errors show up at compile time, so there are no surprises, when your application is deployed and in production. As a result, you get neat safe code and don’t have to spend time and money looking for and fixing bugs as you would in other languages.

In case you haven’t found the answer for your question, please feel free to contact us, our customer support will be happy to help you.