Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech startup specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.
Choosing the right programming language to learn can be tricky, as some can fall in and out of popularity rapidly.
Go or Golang is an open source programming language by Google. Created in 2009 and launched in 2012, it has quickly grown in popularity and was named TIOBE’s language of the year in 2016.
Some reported benefits of Go over languages like Python, Java or C# are that applications written in Go don’t require a language runtime or virtual machine to run and are easier to deploy.
Therefore Go allows for the building of performant applications with fewer development resources.
So, for those wanting a jump start, there are lots of excellent online courses available, and we list our favourites. But like always, if you've missed one you love, let us know.