Draw! NodeJS and Go, Count to 1 Billion With a B!

Very nice article comparing performance, latency, memory usage and size between simple web services written in nodejs and golang.

Although the article is titled as a draw it points out by metrics that golang is a winner.

The things that drove my attention are the very low memory footprint of golang and the minimum size of a Docker image running the service. Considering the amount of resources required to develop and run microservices, at least in small / medium companies with limited resources, golang seems to be the best option.


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