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Go Fundamentals

by Mike Van Sickle

If your job brings you into contact with the cloud, then you are probably interacting with Go. This course will teach you all you need to create your own Go programs, including an introduction to Go’s concurrency mechanisms.

What you'll learn

Go has become the first language many companies reach when they need fast, scalable, and maintainable software for cloud-based platforms. In this course, Go Fundamentals, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Go software development. First, you’ll explore the core language, such as the use of variables and control flow. Next, you’ll discover how to organize Go programs to maximize their clarity and maintainability. Finally, you’ll learn how to optimize application performance using Go’s elegant concurrency mechanism. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Go needed to write straightforward and performant applications.

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About the author

Michael Van Sickle is an application architect in Akron, Ohio. He started his career as a mechanical engineer, designing components for the automotive industry, before changing to software engineering. He is passionate about learning new programming languages and is comfortable working in Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, and F#. Mike also loves learning about user experience design and is taking a lead role in his company's attempt to make applications that are elegant and simple. When he i... more

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