Go is an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It is a statically typed language with syntax loosely derived from that of C, adding garbage collection, type safety, some dynamic-typing capabilities, additional built-in types such as variable-length arrays and key-value maps, and a large standard library.
This course starts with a walkthrough of the topics most critical to anyone building a new web application. Whether it’s keeping your application secure, connecting to your database, enabling token-based authentication, or utilizing logic-less templates, this course has you covered.
Scale, performance, and high availability lie at the heart of the projects, and the lessons learned throughout this course will arm you with everything you need to build world-class solutions. It will also take you through the history of concurrency, how Go utilizes it, how Go differs from other languages, and the features and structures of Go’s concurrency core. It will make you feel comfortable designing a safe, data-consistent, and high-performance concurrent application in Go.
This course is an invaluable resource to help you understand Go’s powerful features to build simple, reliable, secure, and efficient web applications.
What You Will Learn
- Build a fully featured REST API to enable client-side single page apps
- Utilize TLS to build reliable and secure sites
- Learn to apply the nuances of the Go language to implement a wide range of start-up quality projects
- Create websites and data services capable of massive scale using Go’s net/http package, exploring RESTful patterns as well as low-latency WebSocket APIs
- Interact with a variety of remote web services to consume capabilities ranging from authentication and authorization to a fully functioning thesaurus
- Explore the core syntaxes and language features that enable concurrency in Go
- Understand when and where to use concurrency to keep data consistent and applications non-blocking, responsive, and reliable
- Utilize advanced concurrency patterns and best practices to stay low-level without compromising the simplicity of Go itself
Nathan Kozyra is a seasoned web developer, with nearly two decades of professional software development experience. Since Go’s initial release, he has been drawn to the language for its power, elegance, and usability. He has a strong interest in web development, music production, and machine learning. He is married and has a two-year-old son.
Mat Ryer has a family legend (or conspiracy) that tells of him programming computers from the age of 6—he and his father would build games and programs, first BASIC on a ZX Spectrum, then later AmigaBASIC and AMOS on their Commodore Amiga. Many hours were spent manually copying out code from the Amiga Format magazine, before spending more still tweaking variables or moving GOTO statements around to see what might happen.