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Kumar Kalyan
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TOP 50 project ideas to become a golang hero


Go, also known as Golang, is a statically typed, compiled programming language designed by Google. It has gained popularity due to its simplicity, performance, and strong support for concurrent programming. Go lang is used in cloud and network services , building CLI tools , Web development , Development Operations & Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and block chain technology. Go lang developers are in high demand nowadays in the software development industry with an average salary ranging from $109k/yr to $265k/yr.

This article contains a list of beginner friendly to advance project ideas which you can build using golang and will definitely help you boost your developer portfolio

Beginner Level

  1. Hello World Web Server: Create a basic web server that responds with "Hello, World!".
  2. System Info Script: A script to fetch and display system information.
  3. Log File Parser: Parse and analyze log files.
  4. Basic REST API: Develop a simple RESTful API with CRUD operations.
  5. CLI Task Manager: A command-line tool to manage daily tasks.
  6. File Watcher: Monitor changes in a directory.
  7. Environment Variable Manager: Manage and load environment variables.
  8. Simple Reverse Proxy: Implement a basic reverse proxy server.
  9. Dockerfile Linter: A tool to lint and validate Dockerfiles.
  10. HTTP Status Checker: Check the status of a list of URLs.

Intermediate Level

  1. Configuration Management Tool: Manage configuration files for different environments.
  2. Load Balancer: Build a simple load balancer.
  3. Service Health Checker: Check the health status of microservices.
  4. Log Aggregator: Aggregate logs from multiple sources.
  5. Simple CI/CD Pipeline: Implement a basic CI/CD pipeline.
  6. SSH Automation Script: Automate SSH tasks across multiple servers.
  7. Docker Image Cleaner: Clean up unused Docker images.
  8. Kubernetes Pod Monitor: Monitor the status of Kubernetes pods.
  9. Metrics Collector: Collect and visualize metrics from applications.
  10. Infrastructure as Code Tool: Manage infrastructure using code.

Advanced Level

  1. Custom Kubernetes Controller: Write a Kubernetes controller for custom resources.
  2. Event-Driven Microservices: Implement microservices that communicate via events.
  3. API Gateway: Build an API gateway for microservices.
  4. Service Mesh: Implement a simple service mesh.
  5. Continuous Deployment Tool: Create a tool for continuous deployment.
  6. Distributed Tracing System: Implement distributed tracing for microservices.
  7. Serverless Functions: Develop serverless functions using Go.
  8. Cloud Resource Manager: Manage cloud resources programmatically.
  9. Security Scanner: Scan infrastructure for security vulnerabilities.
  10. Log Rotation System: Implement log rotation for log files.

Expert Level

  1. Custom Cloud Provider: Implement a custom cloud provider interface.
  2. Kubernetes Operator: Develop a Kubernetes operator for a specific application.
  3. Infrastructure Monitoring System: Build a full-fledged monitoring system.
  4. Distributed Job Scheduler: Implement a job scheduler that runs tasks across multiple nodes.
  5. Serverless Platform: Create a serverless platform from scratch.
  6. Cluster Autoscaler: Build an autoscaler for Kubernetes clusters.
  7. Container Runtime: Develop a custom container runtime.
  8. Infrastructure Security Suite: Create a suite of tools for securing infrastructure.
  9. Network Policy Manager: Manage network policies in a Kubernetes cluster.
  10. Cloud Cost Optimization Tool: Optimize and manage cloud costs.

Bonus Projects

  1. Custom CI/CD Server: Develop a CI/CD server from scratch.
  2. Cloud Backup System: Implement a system for backing up data to the cloud.
  3. Dynamic DNS Service: Create a dynamic DNS service.
  4. API Rate Limiter: Build a rate-limiting service for APIs.
  5. Custom Logging Library: Develop a logging library with advanced features.
  6. Multi-Cluster Management Tool: Manage multiple Kubernetes clusters.
  7. Service Discovery System: Implement service discovery for microservices.
  8. Cloud Provisioning Tool: Automate cloud resource provisioning.
  9. Edge Computing Platform: Build a platform for edge computing.
  10. Infrastructure Drift Detection: Detect and manage infrastructure drift.

Top comments (7)

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George Johnson

Absolutely superb post. So many times you sit there and promise you'll study and practice but inspiration suddenly takes a break and you just fire up YouTube and waste 2 hours watching garbage before the guilt sets in! Ha ha!! You've saved me from my worst temptations.

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Rodrigo De Paula

Thanks! Very nice ideas.

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Kumar Kalyan

Thank you

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Muhammad Saim

Great ideas! I'll consider these ideas for my learning journey. Thanks Man

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Let me try em out alongside others.