Google was created in 1998 “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Achieving this goal of unprecedented scale and complexity requires innovative, elegant and simple solutions.
In 2007, Google began working on a new language designed to be efficient at both creating and running software at scale. Two years later, Google released the Go programming language as an open-source project to make programming fast, productive, and most importantly, fun. With strong support for concurrency, low latency and blazingly fast performance, Go empowers developers to build performant, reliable and efficient software that takes full advantage of modern multi-core hardware and cloud computing.
Go quickly caught the attention of developers worldwide who used Go to create a broad range of innovations across many industries including:
- Cloud: Dropbox, Cloudflare, Fastly, Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean.
- Video: Disney, Netflix, Comcast, Dailymotion, YouTube, Twitch, Dish, UStream
- Database: InfluxDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, Percona, Cockroach DB.
- News: The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, digg, Twitter, Medium.
- Commerce: Walmart, Stripe, Etsy, eBay, Square, Capital One, Alibaba, Jet, Shopify, Chain, Zalando, ezbuy.
- Transportation: SpaceX, Lyft, Uber, Grab.
Today, Go is used by 1 million developers worldwide. Google is proud to be joined by people from around the world creating the language and community responsible for tomorrow’s innovations.