This course is designed to help you understand what the Go language is all about and how it can help you out. We focus on answering questions about what Go is, why it might be helpful to you, and how to get started using this powerful language.
Go was created as an attempt to provide a single language that combined efficient compilation, efficient execution, and ease of programming. In the last few years, Go’s rise in popularity has demonstrated that it has definitely filled a need in the software development community.
This course will give you an overview of the language, its ecosystem, and the types of problems that Go is good at solving. By the time you are done, you will have a solid understanding of how Go might be able to help you reach your goals.
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
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Michael Van Sickle, and welcome to my course, Go: The Big Picture. Go was created as an attempt to provide a single language that combined efficient compilation, efficient execution, and ease of programming. In the last few years, Go's rise in popularity has demonstrated that it has definitely filled a need in the software development community. In this course, we're going to take a look at Go from a high level, and we'll answer the following questions. What is Go? Why might Go be a good choice for you to adopt? What is it like to program in Go? And how can you get plugged into the Go community? By the end of this course, you'll know if Go is a good fit for you, and if so, how to start adopting it. Before beginning the course, you only need to know the basic concepts behind programming. Even if you don't know how to program at all, you'll still get a lot out of this course. From here, you should feel comfortable divining into Go with courses on Go: Getting Started, Concurrent Programming with Go, and Creating Well-tested Applications in Go. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Go with the Go: The Big Picture course at Pluralsight.