I see a lot of people seem to love GoLang but I don't understand why? I haven't used it so this is a legitimate question.

@koreymoffett I like golang because the stdlib has almost everything you need for writing a backend service or CLI tool, compilation is fast, and it has strong concurrency primitives. It's pretty verbose, though, so it's a pain if you're writing a lot of high-level business logic.

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@willdaly @koreymoffett Same reasons for me! It's a great middle road between something really easy to write (but lacking more performance) like Node.js, and something super performance (but harder to write / find engineers for) like C or Rust.

If you design your systems well it becomes a great language to grow into by picking pieces to replace as they need the features that Golang offers.

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