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
4 out of 5 Codecademy learners achieve their goals"Codecademy gave me the tools I needed to land my first job as a developer, completely changing my career from the waste industry." - Jonathan Manner, Sweden
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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- The exercises are super helpful to understand GO, especially pointers. I had watched many videos and only with Codecademy was I able to understand it.Daniela V.Verified Learner
- This course was extremely useful to me and I recommend Codecademy to any beginner out there. Their real coding platform boosts your understanding of the syntax of the specific programming language. I learned a lot about Go language and can now write code in Go.Evans O.Verified Learner
- The concept of learning by actually writing the code and directly getting feedback is really amazing. Thank for all the effort into making this kind of course!Marshell S.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.