October 5, 2015 Manish Hirapara

Is GoLang the next NodeJS?

Back in 2010, PeakActivity was working with a small mobile applications startup and the founder (a semi-technical fellow), kept harping on how we HAD to use node. It was going to be the next big thing and all the cool startups were using it. Turns out, he was right. Node has really come on strong because it’s simple to get started and very developer friendly.

There’s always a tendency to want to use the newest and coolest tech, so now that node has matured a bit — developers will start thinking: what’s next?

Here at Peak, we’ve been doing some kicking around of Go. What piqued our interest? We’re big fans of Parse, and when Parse wrote about their adoption of Go [http://blog.parse.com/learn/how-we-moved-our-api-from-ruby-to-go-and-saved-our-sanity/], we had to check it out.

Many of the startups we advise are playing with Go as well. It is beginning to gain the gushing attention that node.js was back in 2010. Do a quick job search on “GoLang” in our neck of the woods, South Florida, and you don’t see a lot of job postings for it just yet. That doesn’t mean it’s not the next hot thing, as we all know that enterprises and jobs tend to be laggards to technology adoption.

So, is GoLang the new hot thing? Sign up for our newsletter or come back to our website, follow us on Twitter, etc, and we’ll do our best to keep you apprised of how we like it.

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