The right way to hire Golang developers
Go, also known as Golang, is a compiled, multi-threaded programming language, developed internally by Google. Go is a young language, as it was officially presented in 2009, and version 1.0 was released in 2012. At the moment, a number of popular operating systems, such as FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Linux, macOS, Windows, DragonFly BSD, Plan 9, Solaris, Android, and AIX, support the language’s official compiler.
Things we like about Golang
- Simplicity. Golang’s official specification is well-written and only 50 pages long, and a developer with experience can learn the whole language from it. The core of the language consists of a few simple features that can be combined in a small number of ways, making Go easy to learn.
- Built-in frameworks. Go has built-in frameworks for testing and profiling, and they are powerful, intuitive tools.
- Documentation. Go allows you to automatically generate documentation, with a minimal interface and testable examples.
- Strong and strict typization - this gives Go stronger type safety than Java, with the readability of Python.
- Program construction. Programs in Go are made of packages that offer clear code separation and allow efficient management of dependencies.
When is it appropriate to use Go?
Go can be compiled to JS and Web Assembly and is a good fit for:
- OS Kernel and Firmware
- Web frontend
- Web apps
- Mobile apps
Skills that all of Evrone’s Go developers have (and your future developers must have, as well!)
When you hire Go developers, you want to make sure that they have the necessary experience and skills to support your project. A good Golang developer’s skill set list includes:
- Good knowledge of the basics. The Go language itself, its constructs, paradigms, and idioms.
- Goroutines and channel patterns. This is a valuable part of the language that has to be mastered too.
- Go frameworks and tools. This includes dependency management tools (Sltr, Godep), Stringer and other Go code generation tools, Revel framework, and router packages, such as Gorilla Mux.
- Basic programmer skills. Proficiency with Git and other version control systems, for example
Now, let’s take a look at the Go developer’s toolkit.
Gokit - a standard library for microservices
Gorilla - a toolkit designed for web development with Go
Gin Gonic - HTTP web framework written in Go, with a Martini-like API
isMGo - MongoDB driver for Go
Testify - testing framework for Go
Despite the fact that Golang is a young language, it has a separate IDE, created by the JetBrains: GoLand. It is also supported by most popular solutions, including Eclipse, Komodo, Visual Studio, and a number of text editors.
Cost of Go development
You’re probably wondering how much Golang developers cost. First, you should know that it can be difficult to even find and hire Golang developers. Since the language is so new, you will likely have a hard time finding dedicated Golang programmers. If you do manage to find an available developer, you might be shocked by the expected Golang developer hourly rate. You could always hire a freelance Golang developer, but just one programmer won’t be able to accomplish much on their own. You’ll need a full team of Golang engineers, if you want to see results. So, you’ll be paying for additional workspace, taxes, and salaries, and just hoping that the individual Golang experts will work well together as a team.
But, there is another option that’s both simpler and more affordable. You can hire remote Golang developers, outsourced from Evrone. When you partner with Evrone, you’ll get a full team of experts who are committed to bringing your project to life.
Why hire Go developers from Evrone?
When you hire Go/Golang developers, your ultimate goal is to achieve results. With Evrone, results are guaranteed, without the hassle and expense of finding and hiring Golang developers yourself.
Evrone was founded over 10 years ago and has grown to a team of over 100 IT professionals, with offices in Berlin, San Francisco, and Moscow. We support, attend, and speak at Golang conferences, support several open-source Go projects, and develop custom Go projects for our clients. Our latest Go projects include: Humaniq, Vexor.io and Cryptopay.
Evrone engagement model & hiring process
When you’re ready to hire Go developers for your project, we’ll begin by discussing your business idea or technical task with you. If you aren’t quite sure exactly what you need, that’s not an issue. We have skilled technical writers and analysts who can help you develop and polish your ideas into an achievable project goal.
We use the Agile approach to software development at Evrone. This approach keeps you in the loop at every stage of development. You’ll know exactly what’s being done, why, and what benefits it will provide.
The software development process consists of various phases, including planning, analysis, design, development, and quality assurance. Some of these phases require experts in that particular field. Each phase includes planning, meetings, and a demo. Meetings are carried out internally, but you will be included for the demo. Releases may be adjusted to meet your needs, but in most cases, we insist on per-iteration releases.
If you want results, without the inevitable headache and hassle that comes when you try to hire Go programmers on your own, Evrone is a great option. Let us know how we can contact you, and we’ll be in touch soon to discuss your project needs.