Go: Getting Started

Go is the simple yet powerful language that is revolutionizing how web services and devops tools are created. In this course, you'll learn everything you need to get started creating your own Go applications.
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(35)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 28, 2019
Duration
3h 29m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(35)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 28, 2019
Duration
3h 29m
Description

Go is one of the most exciting programming languages in the world today. It challenges the compromises that many languages make and dares to embrace simplicity and clarity as core design principles. In this course, Go: Getting Started, you will learn foundational knowledge to create your own Go applications. First, you will discover how to get Go set up on your system. Next, you will explore the language itself. Finally, you will put it all together by building your own simple, but fully capable web service. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Go needed to create your own basic applications and have a firm foundation to continue your journey into mastering the Go language.

About the author
About the author

Michael Van Sickle is an application architect in Akron, Ohio. He is a mechanical engineer by training and a software engineer by choice. He is passionate about learning new programming languages and user experience design.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Michael Van Sickle, and welcome to my course, Go: Getting Started. For language that is less than 10 years old, Go has made quite an impact in the world of software development. It drives some of today's most powerful software tools such as Docker and Kubernetes and is the subject of over 20 conferences around the world. In this course, you will learn everything you need to get started developing applications in Go. Some of the major topics that we will cover include setting up a local development environment, a thorough introduction to the language, and we'll even be creating a small, but fully capable web service. By the end of this course, you will know how to write your own Go applications. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of writing software. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Go with courses on Creating Web Applications with Go, Concurrent Programming with Go, and Creating Well-tested Applications with Go. I'll hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Go with the Go: Getting Started course, at Pluralsight.