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Introduction to the Go Programming Language

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DifficultyBeginner
Duration2h 17m
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Description

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.

We’d love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you’re finished. If you have any queries or suggestions, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

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

Intended Audience

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

Prerequisites

To get the most from this course, you should have at least:

  • A basic understanding of software development and the software development life cycle

Source Code

All sample Go source code as used and demonstrated within this course can be found here:

Transcript

- [Jeremy Cook] Hello and welcome to this introduction to the Go Programming Language course. Presented to you by Cloud Academy. In this lecture, I'll cover off the course agenda, intended audience, learning objectives, and course prerequisites. I'm really excited to be taking you through this course. The Go Programming Language is without doubt one of the hardest languages to learn. Particularly in this cloud native era. More and more companies are adopting Go to engineer highly performant, stable and maintainable applications. 

Before we start, let me introduce myself. I'm Jeremy Cook, one of the trainers where at Cloud Academy, specializing in DevOps. Feel free to connect with either myself or the wider team here at Cloud Academy regarding anything about this course. You can email either myself and to the Cloud Academy team at support@cloudacademy.com 

This introductory level training course is designing to bring up quickly up to speed with the many key features that the Go Programming Language provides. I'll show you how to set up your own Go development environment. Consisting of the Go tool chain, visual studio code, and several related Go based extensions. All to ensure that you are able to be productive, writing your own source code. That intended audience for this course includes anyone interested in learning the Go Programming Language, software developers interested in using Go to compile and test Go based applications, and DevOps practitioners looking to learn about Go to support Go based applications. 

By completing this course, you will learn about what makes Go a great language. Learn how to install the Go tool chain. Learn how to set up 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. The following prerequisites will both be useful and helpful for this course. A basic understanding of software development and the software development life cycle. 

Okay, the course introduction has now been completed. Go ahead and close this lecture. And I'll see you shortly in the next one.

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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.
 

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