title: “Go.dev: a new hub for Go developers” date: 2019-11-13 by:

  • Steve Francia and Julie Qiu summary: “Announcing go.dev, which answers: who else is using Go, what do they use it for, and how can I find useful Go packages?”

Over the last two years, as we’ve spoken with users at companies of all sizes, we’ve heard three questions repeatedly: who else is using Go, what do they use it for, and how can I find useful Go packages?

Today we are launching go.dev, a new hub for Go developers, to help answer those questions. There you will find a wealth of learning resources to get started with the language, featured use cases, and case studies of companies using Go.

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(Note that golang.org is still the home for the open source Go project and the Go distribution. Go.dev is a companion site to provide these supporting resources.)

Clicking on Explore brings you to pkg.go.dev, a central source of information about Go packages and modules. Like godoc.org, pkg.go.dev serves Go documentation. However, it also understands modules and has information about all versions of a package, including all releases of the standard library! And it detects and displays licenses and has a better search algorithm. You can follow Go issue 33654 for future developments.

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Today’s launch is our minimum viable product for go.dev, so we can share what we’ve built to help the community and get feedback. We intend to expand the site over time. If you have any ideas, suggestions or issues, please let us know via the “Share Feedback” and “Report an Issue” links at the bottom of every page. Or you can send your bugs, ideas, feature requests, and questions to go-discovery-feedback@google.com.