It has always fascinated us to see how fast the developer industry is evolving. If you watch it long enough, you’ll see new products and technologies join a developer’s essential toolset every year. No matter how effective or efficient a programming language or framework is, an even better way of doing things is bound to be discovered or invented. With this diversity of technologies, it’s vital for us at JetBrains to keep improving the one thing that matters most: Developer Experience.
Last winter we announced we were building a new Go IDE on top of IntelliJ Platform which we codenamed Gogland. Today we’ve reached a special milestone and are happy to report that this IDE finally hits the market as GoLand and is available for download and purchase!
NOTE: If you use IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, you can take advantage of GoLand’s functionality inside IntelliJ IDEA via this plugin. To learn about the availability of the Go plugin in other IntelliJ-based IDEs, please read this post.
GoLand is aimed at offering the same level of developer experience for Go as PyCharm does for Python or IntelliJ IDEA does for Java. GoLand provides clever completion, on-the-fly inspections and quick-fixes, navigation and automated refactorings – all packed together inside an ergonomic environment.
GoLand 2017.3 is officially released but this is only the beginning. We are going to keep improving every part of the IDE including its inspections, refactorings, the debugger, and everything else. If you have a feature request or a bug report, please make sure to file it into our issue tracker or simply tweet @GoLandIDE.
What is the licensing model?
GoLand uses the standard JetBrains licensing model: there are subscriptions available for corporate and individual customers, with monthly and yearly payment options. Using your subscription continuously helps you save up to 40% off the standard price for your third year and onwards. In addition to standalone licensing, GoLand is also part of the All Products pack along with other JetBrains IDEs and .NET tools.
GoLand is available free for selected groups including students, teachers, and non-commercial Open Source projects.
How frequent are the updates?
Major updates for GoLand will be released 3 times per year, same as for our other IDEs: in Spring, Summer and Winter. Minor updates will be more frequent and will still be available should you ever decide to cancel your subscription.
Your JetBrains GoLand Team
The Way to Go