Learn Go

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

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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!


6 lessons • 5 projects • 5 quizzes
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Meet the creator of the course
Kenny Lin
Web Development Domain Manager at Codecademy
Kenny is the Domain Manager for the Web Development Domain at Codecademy. He contributed to a wide range of courses and paths at Codecademy, including JavaScript, Bootstrap, Handlebars, Phaser.js, Go, Swift, TypeScript, and Lua.

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  • Great and concise course that covers key features of the language without beating around the bush.
    Arier F.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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

Codecademy Team
Jul 28, 2022

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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