I started learning Go about a year ago and became an instant convert. I'm a long-time C zealot, but when I got over the initial shock of Go's idiosyncrasies, I became a fast believer. I've even taken to referring to Go a "C done right". I also loved the built in packages that are provided with the Go core.
Go is often called Golang for reasons youll understand as soon as you start doing some web searches on the language. Go is a free, open-source language born at Google in 2007 by the distingushed team of Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It was designed with writing large-scale systems without the drawbacks encountered in C, C++, and other high-level languages.