Go Developer Survey 2019: 79% of Go devs need generics
It isn’t just the allure of the cuddly blue mascot that makes Golang a great programming language. The Go Developer Survey 2019 Results have been released and it shows that despite some hurdles, Go is loved in the enterprise.
The Go Developer Survey 2019 Results have been released, providing some insights into the programming language, how devs use it, what challenges they face, and their demographics.
Over 10,000 people answered the survey, sharing their favorite aspects of the language, experiences, and most-used tech.
Tracking Go’s growth via annual surveys shows an upward trend in usage. Go is no longer limited to hobbyist programming anymore. This year, 72% of respondents said they use Go at work.
This self-reported growth is also reflected in the number of pull requests on GitHub. The first quarter of 2020 saw a rise of +0.978% in language usage on GitHub.
A majority of people claim that Go is critical for their companies. From the survey results blog post:
Large majorities of respondents agreed that Go is working well for their teams (86%) and that they’d prefer to use it for their next project (89%). We also found that over half of respondents (59%) believe Go is critical to the success of their companies.