Go: Building Web Applications

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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
About

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.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

Features
  • An easy-to-follow guide that provides everything a developer needs to know to build end-to-end web applications in Go
  • Write interesting and clever, but simple code, and learn skills and techniques that are directly transferable to your own projects
  • A practical approach to utilize application scaffolding to design highly scalable programs that are deeply rooted in go routines and channels
Page Count 665
Course Length 19 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781787123496
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2016

Authors

Nathan Kozyra

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

Mat Ryer has been programming computers since he was 6 years old; he and his father would build games and programs, first in BASIC on a ZX Spectrum and then in AmigaBASIC and AMOS on Commodore Amiga. Many hours were spent on manually copying the code from Amiga Format magazine and tweaking variables or moving GOTO statements around to see what might happen.

The same spirit of exploration and obsession with programming led Mat to start work with a local agency in Mansfield, England, when he was 18, where he started to build websites and services. In 2006, Mat left rural Nottinghamshire for London, where he took a job at BT. It was here that he worked with a talented group of developers and managers on honing his agile development skills and developing the light flavor that he still uses today.

After being contracted around London for a few years, coding everything from C# and Objective-C to Ruby and JavaScript, Mat noticed a new systems language called Go that Google was pioneering. Since it addressed very pertinent and relevant modern technical challenges, Mat started using it to solve problems while the language was still in the beta stage and he has used it ever since.

In 2012, Mat moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he worked on a variety of projects, from big data web services and highly available systems to small side projects and charitable endeavors. He returned home, to London, in 2015 after the company he was working in was sold. Mat, to this day, continues to use Go to build a variety of products, services, and open-source projects. He writes articles about Go on his blog at matryer.com and tweets about Go with the handle @matryer. Mat is a regular speaker at Go conferences around the world and encourages people to come up and introduce themselves if their paths ever cross.