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Deep Dive into Go Packages

by Mike Van Sickle

This course introduces you to everything you need to know about package in Go, both the mechanics of how to create them and the best practices that will help your application remain clear and manageable.

What you'll learn

From its very beginning, Go has embraced simplicity as a core ideal to aspire to. However, just because a thing is simple, does not mean that it must compromise its effectiveness. Go’s package system illustrates this point well. This system provides a simple way to organize source code into clear, well-factored units while remaining powerful enough to handle the most challenging organizational requirements.

In this course, you will dig into the package system. You will learn about the components of a package and how to use them to ensure that the package remains well organized and can be easily consumed by other parts of your application. You will start by learning about the internal mechanisms of a package and how to use them to ensure that a package is ready to be used. Next, you'll zoom out and learn how to create packages that can easily be consumed by others. Finally, you will learn about the options that are available for consuming external packages. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of packages needed to create applications that are well organized and easily maintained over time.

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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