Install and Setup
If you're thinking about engineering the next big dotcom application then you should seriously consider using Go!!
The Go Programming Language is without doubt one of the hottest languages to learn, particularly in this cloud native era. More and more companies are adopting Go to engineer highly performant, stable and maintainable applications. Popular projects such as Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Etcd, Istio, InfluxDB have all been built successfully using Go!!
This introductory level training course is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with the many key features that the Go programming language provides. You'll also learn how to setup your own Go development environment - consisting of the Go toolchain, Visual Studio Code, and several related Go based extensions - all to ensure that you are able to be productive writing your own source code.
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By completing this course, you will:
- Learn about what makes Go a great language
- Learn how to install the Go toolchain
- Learn how to setup Visual Studio Code to edit and debug Go programs
- Learn how to work with the Go Playground to test and run snippets of Go code
- Learn and understand the basic Go language syntax and features
- Learn how to use the Go tool chain commands to compile, test, and manage Go code
- And finally, you’ll learn how to work with and manage Go modules for module dependency management
This course is intended for:
- Anyone interested in learning the Go Programming Language
- Software Developers interested in using Go to compile and test Go based applications
- DevOps practitioners looking to learn about Go to support Go based applications
To get the most from this course, you should have at least:
- A basic understanding of software development and the software development life cycle
All sample Go source code as used and demonstrated within this course can be found here:
- [Jeremy Cook] Working with boolean variables and values is fairly self explanatory. The only unobvious fact when dealing with boolean variables is their zero value, the value that they default to when they are not explicitly initialized and in this case, as shown on line eight, they default to false. Line nine declares two boolean variables, isFast and hasFourWheels, set to false and true respectively, all within a single declaration. Lines 11, 12, and 13 simply print out their current values. Lines 15, 16, and 17 demonstrate the various boolean logic operators and their results.
The if statements declared on lines 19 to 21 and 23 to 25 emphasize control flow using the if statement. When we run this application we get the following results.
In summary, you've observed: how to declare a boolean data typed variable, that a the zero value for a boolean based variable is false, how to declare multiple variables of the same data type in a single statement, how to use various boolean based logic operators, the exclamation mark, the double ampersand, and the double pipe, and how to use boolean variables within if statements to implement control flow.
About the Author
Jeremy is the DevOps Content Lead at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing technical training documentation for DevOps.
He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 20+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud, Security, and Machine Learning.
Jeremy holds professional certifications for both the AWS and GCP cloud platforms.