Go Projects [Video]

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  • Enhance your skills at building web applications
  • Create a tool to serve static files over HTTP from any directory
  • Set up a database-powered web application to power your own website
  • Get to know techniques to create HTTP middleware, keeping the codebases simple and elegant
  • Frame a user authentication system that supports multiple clients
  • Extend your web applications by creating a JSON REST API
  • Build your first real-time web application: a chat server
  • Get to grips with maintaining a production application

This video course introduces you to a range of programming projects with the Go language, demonstrating how to put the language to use for a variety of real-world applications and services. These projects range from command-line tools to distributed messaging services, web services, and web applications with Go running on the server side.

We first discuss then model the projects based on popular usages (for example how Docker and Soundcloud use the language). The driving force here is what Go is powerful for— creating fast, real-time applications and services that leverage the use of concurrency.

We’ll demonstrate how versatile the language can be and how it can be put to use in a range of real-world programming domains, whether that’s for DevOps tools, cloud-based services, or RESTful web services. Interwoven with the projects, there are demonstrations of best practices and design patterns, and techniques you can carry over to your own projects.

The projects also demonstrate the key features of Go in action, such as concurrency, and will start to explore the rich ecosystem of open source libraries and frameworks that are being continually developed for the language.

By the end of this course, you will have everything you need to go out into the wild with Go to build projects of your own.

Style and Approach

This video course delivers guidance to start contributing to the open source community and begin developing projects step-by-step. All of the projects covered demonstrate a vast number of versatile use cases Go is capable of accomplishing, along with the open source libraries and frameworks that have appeared recently.

  • Apply Go in the real world to create a series of high performance projects
  • Deepen your understanding of the Go language with optimal programming techniques and patterns
  • Start exploring Go’s rich ecosystem of libraries and frameworks
Course Length 2 hours 22 minutes
ISBN 9781786460103
Date Of Publication 14 Nov 2016


Ben Tranter

Ben Tranter is a developer with nearly six years’ experience. He has worked with a variety of companies to build applications in Go, in the areas of data mining, web back ends, user authentication services, and developer tools, and is a contributor to a variety of open source Go projects.

Rostislav Dzinko

Rostislav Dzinko is a software architect who has been working in the software development industry for more than six years. He was one of the first developers who started working with the Go language far earlier than the first official public release of Go 1.0 took place.

Rostislav uses the Go language daily and has successfully used it in production for more than two years, building a broad range of software from high-load web applications to command-line utilities. He has a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering and has completed a PhD thesis.