Free Go Bootcamp

By Gopher Guides

This module will give you the information needed to connect with the Go community on Slack, how to find local meetups, what the Go playground is, as well as a link to the video where this entire bootcamp was recorded.

This course will walk you through installing Go, setting up your GOPATH, and adding GOBIN to your path. It will also test to ensure the installation and environment is properly set up. Finally, it will discuss several options for code editors.

Ever wonder what companies are using Go? Why was Go created? What problems does Go solve for? This module will walk through all of these aspects.

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Command Line Programming is a common part of many developers daily activities. This module will walk through how to create a basic cli, how to use the flag package, and how to build your binary.

Concurrency is one of the many things that Go does a great job at. In this module, learn how to take a simple batch program and make it concurrent with just a few lines of code.

This module will cover the basics of creating your first web server application. From the basic webserver, to routing, templating, and using external packages, and more.

This module covers where to get more support on Go, recommends books and videos, and list contact information for your instructor.

In this 1-hour course renowned Go expert, Cory LaNou, takes you on a fast pace tour of this exciting language developed by Google. Cory covers Go basics, CLI, and web development, amongst other topics.


Featured Workshops

Go Fundamentals: Syntax, Types, Slices/Maps, Pointers, and Functions

In this first installment of Go Fundamentals, you will learn the basic building blocks of the language, and how to put them together. Learn the idiomatic way to write go and common mistakes and pitfalls that developers new to the language should know. Each attendee will receive a link 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop with links to all class material. Additionally, each attendee will receive a link after the workshop to the recording of the workshop as well.

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Go Fundamentals: Interfaces, Embedding & Composition, and Concurrency

In this second installment of Go Fundamentals, you will learn the powerful concept of Interfaces, Embedding and Composition. From there, take a tour around Go's elegant implementation of concurrency. Learn the idiomatic way to write go and common mistakes and pitfalls that developers new to the language should know. Each attendee will receive a link 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop with links to all class material. Additionally, each attendee will receive a link after the workshop to the recording of the workshop as well.

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Introduction to Protocol Buffers and gRPC with Go

Creating and scaling microservice via a distributed system is a complex and challenging effort. Protocol Buffers (Protobuf) and gRPC can quickly simplify this challenge, by easily defining your messages and services with Protobuf. These are small, simple, and fast data structures. Protobuf ships with idiomatic libraries written for most of the popular languages and platforms. With gRPC, you can start quickly, and scale to millions of RPC’s per second with ease. It also supports bi-directional streaming, integrated auth, tracing, load balancing, and more. In a nutshell, if you are embarking on a new system, or looking to extend an existing one, gRPC will allow you to accomplish that in small, manageable steps that will ensure a future system that is robust, fast, and scalable. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create basic protocol buffer messages, design simple gRPC services and understand how to properly handle successful and unsuccessful rpc calls. Each attendee will receive a link 24 hours prior to the start of the workshop with links to all class material. Additionally, each attendee will receive a link after the workshop to the recording of the workshop as well.

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