Before we start this course, let us talk about why we should learn Go.
Go is quite easy to learn and has a supportive and active community.
And being a multipurpose language you can use it for things like backend development, cloud computing, and more recently, data science.
Which makes it highly suitable for distributed systems. Projects such as Kubernetes and Docker are written in Go.
Go has just 25 keywords which makes it easy to read, write and maintain. The language itself is concise.
But don't be fooled by the simplicity, Go has several powerful features that we will later learn in the course.
Go is growing fast and is being adopted by companies of any size. and with that, comes new high-paying job opportunities.
I hope this made you excited about Go. Let's start this course.
This article is part of my open source Go Course available on Github.
Master the fundamentals and advanced features of the Go programming language
Hey, welcome to the course, and thanks for learning Go. I hope this course provides a great learning experience.
Table of contents
- Welcome to the course
- What is Go?
- Why learn Go?
- Installation and Setup
- Hello World
- Variables and Data Types
- String Formatting
- Flow Control
- Useful Commands
- Arrays and Slices
- Panic and Recover
- Sync Package
- Advanced Concurrency Patterns
- Next Steps
What is Go?
Go (also known as Golang) is a programming language developed at Google in 2007 and open-sourced in 2009.
It focuses on simplicity, reliability, and efficiency. It was designed to combine the efficacy, speed, and safety of a statically typed and compiled language with the ease of programming of a dynamic language to…