Go: Building 7 Real-World Projects

Take your Go programming skills to the next level by accomplishing real-world tasks
RRP $124.99

If you’re a programmer wanting to build scalable projects, this course is for you. Or if you’re a gopher with an interest in how the language can be applied in interesting ways, this course will meet your need.


Create 7 real-world projects of the start-up level


Pick up tips and tricks that can go into your Go toolbelt


Develop practical modern architectural thinking


Write code following Test-driven development (TDD) practices

Duration: 7 hours

Google's Go is among the favorites to build software that is reliable and efficient. It simplifies the whole developing process. In short, Go is the language of the Internet age.

Go: Building 7 Real-World Projects exists as a blend of text, videos, code examples, and assessments, which together makes your learning and creating journey all the more fun and worth the cost.

This course takes a project-based approach. It starts with the installation but quickly takes you into app building. You’ll create a content management system (CMS) build up of smaller microservices. Then, move on to move on to performing testing and debugging. This will ensure you're accustomed with the complete journey of an app creation before moving on to building the next projects.

Once, you’ve experienced project building, move on to the next one. Explore how easy building command-line tools is in Go and puts those skills to use to tackle the problem of finding the perfect domain name for our chat application. Then, prepare for the future of democracy by building a highly scalable Twitter polling and vote counting engine powered by NSQ and MongoDB. In the next project, expose capabilities through a JSON web service.

Further on, learn how to consume the Google Places API to generate a location-based random recommendations API that represents a fun way to explore any area. In the next project, build a simple but powerful filesystem backup tool for your code projects. Finally, build the API backend for a question and answer service similar to Stack Overflow or Quora.

By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to create start-up standard projects.

The goal of this course is to make you a skilled Go programmer.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Enhance your skills at building web applications
  • Create a tool to serve static files over HTTP from any directory
  • Build your real-time web application: a chat server
  • Develop high-quality command-line tools that utilize the powerful shell capabilities and perform well using Go's in-built concurrency mechanisms
  • Build microservices for larger organizations using the Go Kit library
  • Implement a modern document database as well as high-throughput messaging queue technology to put together an architecture that is truly ready to scale

Style and Approach

This course takes a project-based approach. This is a practical manual developed keeping developer needs in mind.

This course is a blend of text, videos, code examples, and assessments, all packaged up keeping your journey in mind. The curator of this course has combined some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

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