Learn Go

Learn how to use Go (Golang), an open-source programming language supported by Google!

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Why Learn Go?

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!

Take-Away Skills:

In this course, we will cover:

  • The setup of a Go environment and how to create a Go file.
  • Go’s data types and variables.
  • Go’s conditional statements.
  • Using functions in Go.

What Will You Build?

  • Gopher It: Print out ASCII art using Go.
  • Comic Mischief: Use variables to store data about a comic shop.
  • Bank Heist: Simulate a bank heist using conditionals.
  • Interstellar Travel: Call the functions of a space-traveling agency.

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What you'll learn

  1. 1
    Ready to learn how to use Google’s new programming language, Go?
  2. 2
    Learn about creating and storing values in Go by using variables. Use different types to indicate what values those variables store.
  3. 3
    If you want to learn about implementing conditionals in Go, you’ve come to the right place!
  4. 4
    Learn how to write Go functions in this action-packed course!

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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