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What Editor are YOU Using for Go Programming??

jeremycmorgan profile image Jeremy Morgan Originally published at jeremymorgan.com ・2 min read

So I'm running a poll right now to see what editor Go programmers prefer. Vote for your favorite and I'll post the results here.

I write Go with several different editors. But here are some of my favorites for Go programming:


Editors for Go Programming

Goland is by far my favorite editor, especially for larger projects. It's tailor-made for Go programming and has some excellent features like:

  • Built-in debugging
  • Smart completion
  • Inspections
  • Refactoring tools

It's the best IDE I know of right now for serious Go development. It's the one I use the most right now.

Find out more about Goland here

Visual Studio code

Editors for Go Programming

VS Code is great for many languages, and Go is no exception. Simply install the Go extension for Visual Studio Code and get coding!!

Get Visual Studio Code Here

Atom Editor

Editors for Go Programming

I use the Atom editor for a ton of stuff. In fact, most of my articles are written with Atom, because it's fast and runs on all platforms identically. It also works great for writing Golang. You get syntax highlighting, Git integration, and more. The IDE Golang Atom package looks pretty promising, though I haven't used it much yet.

Get the Atom Editor Here

Sublime text

Editors for Go Programming

Good old Sublime has been a staple for me for about eight years. I've written nearly every language I know with it at one point. It's pretty good for quick and dirty Go programming too! There are a ton of great Go plugins for it, and it's fast and easy.

And cross-platform too!

Download Sublime Text Here


Editors for Go Programming

Ah, the old die-hard. I write a ton of Go with Vim, especially quick one-off stuff. If I want to jump into a file and do some quick edits or build something small, Vim is the way to go for me. It's simple, stays out of my way, and I can navigate it quickly. While there is a bit of a learning curve with using Vim, most programmers who use it say they're faster with it than anything else.

Download Vim Here

So what do YOU use?

I'm curious about what Go programmers in my sphere are using. Vote here or let me know in the comments. I'd love to know what folks are using for Go code these days.

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Editor guide

While not a specific Go-Programmer, I usually stick with either Atom or VSCode for most (if not all my work)


I'm using Vs code for all πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ§‘


I've been used Vs Code :)


I am learning Golang and I use VSCode all the time


Same here. I use VS Code for nearly everything these days


I use a mix of VSCode and Goland, but start using mostly Goland.

The main issues I have with VSCode is that autocomplete randomly stops working. I found Goland to be a lot more stable and faster.


I am using VS Code.


I just picked up Go recently and am really happy with the Go plugins for VSCode.
I got to say though, the Goland IDE looks great. Thanks for the recommendation!


This survey will also be helpful. VS Code is the most popular. And for me, GoLand!