I recently began learning to build websites and applications in Golang (or Go). Both Node and Go came into existence in 2009, and while they are both pretty popular with back-end developers, Go has some significant differences from Node.
- Popularity: Node.js is built on one of the most popular programming languages, while Go is still gaining steam.
- Threads: Golang was built with multi-threaded concurrency in mind. Node.js is single-threaded, and while it does make asynchronous work and concurrency possible with callbacks and worker threads, it is not ideal for this purpose.
This article will talk about the differences listed above as well as many other. Join me as we take a dive into both of these programming worlds.
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