Golang was released in 2012, making it a relatively new language when compared to competitors like Python, which was released nearly two decades prior, yet it’s managed to stay ahead of the game as not only a coveted language by employers, but also loved by programmers. Literally, my LinkedIn page is constantly flooded with recruiters looking for Go programmers, so if you’re looking to pick up a language, you’ve come to the right place.
Generics in Go have been released with Go 1.18! This is one of the most eagerly-awaited features since the release of the language. Many devs have gone so far as to say Go’s previous lack of generic types made the language too painful to use at all. Let’s dive into what generics are, why you might use them in your own projects, and how they work in Go. What is a generic type?
We’re super excited to bring you our next learning track: Gopher Gang. We released our Python Track and Data Structures & Algorithms Track last month, and after such a positive response, we felt we had to do the same with our Golang course content. But after hearing some feedback from Reddit, Discord (join ours here), and a couple of other places, we felt we could further improve your CS learning experience by developing projects that you can create in VS Code or any other preferred code editor off-site, and display in your portfolio to land a Go programming job.
In 2009, the computer science world was blessed with two powerful tools: Golang and Node.js. Golang is a procedural, multiparadigm, open-source programming language, created by Google developers that were unhappy with the existing languages. C, C++, and Java all failed to manage Google’s large network servers, so they created Go, a language derived from the power and syntax of C and based on safety, simplicity, and speed. Most people in the business will say Node.
Golang and C# offer a unique mixture of similarities and differences, having both been inspired by the same language, C. Golang is a procedural, open-source, compiled programming language developed by a team at Google in 2009, after reaching their wits end with C++. The developers decided to create a language that could handle Google’s immense network servers without sacrificing readability, speed, and simplicity. Go continues to grow in popularity and has a devoted following of programmers affectionately known as “Gophers”.
Scala and Golang are newer languages, only coming on to the scene after the turn of the century, but in that time they’ve managed to become two of the highest-paid languages for developers, with the industry benefiting from their fresh creation. But what makes these languages so special? What are Go and Scala? Developed at Google in 2009, Go is a statically typed, procedural programming language that took the run-time and syntax of C, coupled with improved readability, to create a powerful and safe server-side language.
Golang (or Go) and Java offer an interesting comparison because despite their wide differences, there are also key similarities in how and where they’re used by programmers. But which one is best for you? We’ll start by breaking down the languages, how they work and how they’re used – like I did with Golang vs C++ – to help you decide which language is best suited for you. First we introduce each language’s history, and go through their design.
Needing to be a math genius to learn code is a thing of the past. More high-level programming languages offer an alternative to low-level machine code, which makes coding more accessible than ever. But with dozens of languages available, which ones are worth learning? Regardless of whether you plan to work in computer science, or casually dabble in code, the best thing you can do is understand what each language does and who uses them.
Quicksort is an efficient sorting algorithm commonly used in production sorting implementations. Like Merge Sort, Quicksort is a divide-and-conquer algorithm. As the name implies, Quicksort is one of the fastest sorting algorithms, but you have to pay attention to detail in your implementation because if you’re not careful, your speed can drop quickly. Divide Select a pivot element that will preferably end up close to the center of the sorted pack Move everything onto the “greater than” or “less than” side of the pivot The pivot is now in its final position Recursively repeat the operation on both sides of the pivot Learn Go by writing Go code I'm a senior engineer learning Go, and the pace of Boot.