What’s So Great About Go?


John Biggs and Ben Popper from Stack Overflow share the many benefits Golang has over a few of the most popular programming languages out there.

In a regex test, Go ran in 3.55 seconds while Java ran in 5.58. The Go program weighed in at 102 lines of code, while the Java program weighed in at 70.

Even though Go had a few more lines of code, it still bested the most popular system language. Speed is not the only feature that Go beats the others in.


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