Golang vs Python in Five Minutes

In this entry, I attempt to answer one simple question: how can I quickly determine which programming language is better for my application: Python or Go? To answer that, we’ll take a high-level wholistic approach to assess how these two languages stack against each other.

Performance:

This is a tricky one because the languages are optimized to perform better or worse for different problems. For in-depth benchmarking numbers, this article does a great job: https://benchmarksgame-team.pages.debian.net/benchmarksgame/fastest/go-python3.html

In a few words, thanks to its out-of-the-box coroutine API, for most “parallelizable” tasks, Go is the clear winner.

Compilation:

Deployment:

Concurrency:

Memory Management:

Typing:

Third-Party Integrations:

Community:

Domain/Usage:

Programming Paradigm:

Verbosity:

Error Handling:

Velocity:

Energy & Computing @ Shell & GWU (Opinions my own)