Expanded Library

Creating Well-tested Applications in Go

by Mike Van Sickle

This course provides a tour of Go's testing framework, giving a deep and thorough review of each area.

What you'll learn

Go is built from the ground up to be simple and easy to use. This extends to its testing framework. Rather than learning a whole new set of programming constructs, writing tests in Go is just like writing any other code. It is, however, a complete framework with various conventions and tools available to make writing tests easier. This course is designed to introduce you to testing in Go. For the casual developer, module one gives a nice overview of the major concepts without bogging you down in the details. More advanced users can then move on to the other modules where I will walk you through an in-depth, step-by-step investigation of Go’s testing capabilities and leave you ready to write well-tested applications into your production environment.

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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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