Time to completeApprox. 10 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
About this course
Go (or Golang) is an open source programming language designed to build fast, reliable, and efficient software at scale.
Google uses Go specifically for its large networks of servers, and Go also powers much of Google’s own cloud platform. Developers use Go in application development, web development, in operations and infrastructure teams, and much more. It is the language of Cloud Native infrastructure and software development.
As Go’s popularity and adoption continue to increase, we’ll see even greater usage and more creative implementations of the language!
Syllabus6 lessons • 5 projects • 5 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Projects in this course
Gopher ItCreate a Go program from scratch. You'll be incorporating the concepts covered in the first lesson.
Comic MischiefBecome the software administrator of the comic book store you own and operate, Comic Mischief. Use variables to store data about your shop and update those variables to maintain an internal state of what comics are being added to the store!
New Device SetupChallenge your understanding of the `fmt` package in Go programming a device setup!
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- Great and concise course that covers key features of the language without beating around the bush.Arier F.Verified Learner
- Very thorough and comprehensive course to beginning to learn Go. All concepts are covered and, with practice, will lead to proper career knowledge.Dan D.Verified Learner
- The course is very clear and easy to understand while also being a great too to learn additional languages for more experienced programmers without feeling tedious.Jack B.Verified Learner
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Frequently asked questions about Go
Golang (Go) is an open-source programming language. It’s powerful and versatile, with well-organized code and an accessible syntax that makes it a great choice for new programmers.
What Is Go? An Introduction to the Golang Programming Language
Go (Golang) is a programming language used for a variety of purposes, including servers, web development, cloud infrastructure, and command-line interfaces. It’s also beginner-friendly and easy to remember.
Ahead, we’ll explore Go’s uses in different industries, and the pros and cons of using it compared to other languages. Then, we’ll show you how to get started learning and using it.
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Setting Up Go LocallyRead this article to set up the Go programming language on your computer and start making your own programs locally!
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