The Go Workshop
D'Anna, Delio, Hayes, Andrew, Hennessy, Sam
- Ideal for the Go beginner who is getting started for the first time
- A step-by-step Go tutorial with exercises and activities that help build key skills
- Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms
- Use your physical print copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition
You already know you want to learn Go, and the smart way to learn anything is to learn by doing. The Go Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can develop high-performing concurrent applications, or even create Go scripts to automate repetitive daily tasks. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results.
Throughout The Go Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding Go. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day, or you can spend an entire weekend learning how to test and secure your Go applications. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.
Every physical print copy of The Go Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track your progress, and receive content updates. You'll even earn secure credentials that you can share and verify online upon completion. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem it, follow the instructions located at the start of your Go book.
Fast-paced and direct, The Go Workshop is the ideal companion for Go beginners. You'll build and iterate on your code like a software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.
What you will learn
- Get to grips with Go fundamentals and best practices
- Learn how to effectively organize your code for production environments
- Explore how third-party packages can help make you a better engineer
- Keep your development process bug-free with unit tests and benchmarks
Who this book is for
Our goal at Packt is to help you be successful, in whatever it is you choose to do. The Go Workshop is an ideal Go tutorial for the Go beginner who is just getting started. Pick up a Workshop today, and let Packt help you develop skills that stick with you for life.
Andrew Hayes has 8+ years of experience as a software engineer, including 3 years working with Go. Andrew has worked in a number of areas within the software industry, some which include storage, networking, DevOps, and cloud. He enjoys sharing knowledge by creating tutorials online and speaking at conferences. In his spare time he enjoys camping and fishing.
Sam Hennessy started working as a software developer in 2002, switching over to using Go for all his projects in 2015. He's worked at start-ups, agencies, and Fortune 500s. His passion for sharing knowledge leads him to write blogs, books, and present at user groups and conferences. Sam also works as an instructor, teaching Go and other topics. Sam's favorite thing is being at home, watching a good film, with his family and his dog Waffles.
Jeremy Leasor has over 20 years of IT experience, including 3 years as a security engineer developing Go libraries for attack surface analysis, stig/fisma data imports, and various other utilities,10 years as a lead database administrator (SQL Server) of mission essential system environments, and 8 years as a developer DBA and .NET developer all within the government domain. He enjoys creating various utilities in Go outside of the office hours. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with the family, camping, coaching his kid's soccer team and getting demolished by his kids in Smash Brothers.
Gobin Sougrakpam started in IT as a Systems Integration Developer for large scale enterprises. His love for automation see him move into a Software Developer role. He currently works as Golang developer, creating automation solutions for Infrastructure platforms like VMware and AWS. Gobin enjoys playing his guitar in his free time.
Dániel Ern Szabó is a 28-year-old IT geek. He is currently working as a DevOps engineer for an American company in Hungary. His main profile is automation and custom solutions based on different languages covering Windows and Linux. His favorite language is Python, but he is also fluent in Ruby, PowerShell, and C#. He loves learning, teaching, and sharing his knowledge with other people. In his free time, he is a YouTuber and a ferret owner.
- Variables and Operators
- Logic and Loops
- Core Types
- Complex Types
- Basic Debugging
- About Time
- Encoding and Decoding (JSON)
- Files and Systems
- SQL and Databases
- HTTP Clients
- HTTP Servers
- Concurrent Work
- Special Features