Google™ GoLang


Go referred to as "Golang" is a statically typed, compiled programming language designed at Google, by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. Go is syntactically similar to C, but with the added benefits of memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing and CSP-style concurrency.

There are two major implementations:

  • Google's self-hosting compiler toolchain targeting multiple operating systems, mobile devices and WebAssembly.
  • gccgo, a GCC frontend.
  • A third compiler, GopherJS, compiles Go to JavaScript for front-end web development.

Go is a well established language that is used in web development, writing DevOps tools, network programming and databases. It was used to write Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform and Ethereum. Go is accelerating in popularity, with adoption increasing by 76% in 2017, and there now are Go user groups and Go conferences.

NOTE: However Google's Go programming language has a growing number of users and according to a report from Symantec, that number now includes some malware writers. A recently found a trojan, Encriyoko, includes Go-based components, specifically a file named GalaxyNxRoot.exe. This file is a .NET-based dropper which pretends to be a rooting tool, to trick users into running it, at which point it drops and launches two programs written in Go: PPSAP.exe and adbtool.exe.

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