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Go (Golang)

Go (also referred to as Golang) is a powerful open source programming language created by Google. It’s a good fit for back end applications where performance and precision are particularly important. We use Go when a website demands fast performance speeds without compromising security. When the complexity of Java and Ruby can bog down websites that demand fast performance, we turn to Go for quick compilation without compromising safety.

Go makes deployment and scaling data really simple and fast. This memory-managed back end processing system works by pulling data from databases and APIs, then compiling your program into a static binary.

We used Go to sort out thoroughbred horse racing odds and results for Churchill Downs and NYRA. For another client, we built a CRUD application on AngularJS that talks to parts of a database in a Go API backend. Users were able to send updates to those specific sections of the application.

Here at Culture Foundry, we’ve also used it internally to enhance the functionality of our Trello-automated processes.

Go does have its disadvantages. Many developers love using Go and hate PHP (or vice-versa), so it’s hard to find devs who can do both well. Go offers a smaller package ecosystem compared to Ruby or Node.js, but its standard library does offer many features.

Our Go (Golang) Crew

Forrest Moulton

I am a father and husband first. A full stack engineer with a T in anything JS and a strong…

Zach Turner

Zach Turner

I am a developer and storyteller. When I’m not turning ideas into code, you can find me playing tennis, listening…

Our Go (Golang) Clients

Belmont Stakes and NYRA

Belmont Stakes, NYRA + NYRA Bets Beauty, power and speed for the win! We teamed with the New York Racing Association to…

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