Go Standard Library Solutions [Video]

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  • Know how to work with strings, runes, and characters
  • Interact with the underlying OS to perform I/O operations
  • Understand how to handle errors idiomatically
  • Work with math, time, archives, compression, and more
  • See how to build robust HTTP servers
  • Discover how to build REST and JSON APIs
  • Test idiomatically without any third-party packages
  • Leverage concurrency with goroutines and channels

Go comes out of the box with a full-featured standard library, requiring little in the way of third-party libraries for things like string manipulation, file and network I/O, testing, HTTP servers, and so much more.

In this course, we will dive into the packages that are the most commonly used within the standard library, including fmt, strings, strconv, errors, flag, regexp, io, os, bytes, math, time, archive, compress and image. We will also cover the net/http and context packages packages to build resilient networked applications like HTTP servers and clients. We’ll learn how to take in and serve up JSON for our REST APIs using the encoding/json package. Testing is a first class citizen in Go and we’ll learn how to take full advantage of it using the testing package. Lastly, no Go course would be complete without getting into what draws many to Go in the first place, it’s concurrency primitives and patterns.

Style and Approach

Weʼll take an example-based approach for learning how to use the different packages we cover. The goal is to teach you how to leverage the power of the standard library without having to use any third-party libraries to build tools and applications using the Go programming language.

  • Learn the most commonly used packages in the Go standard library.
  • Understand the relationship between many of the packages in the standard library and how to leverage them.
  • Learn how to rely less on third-party packages when the standard library has you covered.
Course Length 3 hours 17 minutes
ISBN 9781788474160
Date Of Publication 29 Nov 2017


Johnny Boursiquot

Johnny Boursiquot is a multi-disciplined Software and Cloud Systems Engineer with two decades of industry experience spanning various server, client, and mobile technologies. His past roles include developer, co-founder, teacher and CTO.

His love for technology is matched only by his passion for community service. He is a GoBridge Core Member, the founder, and organizer of the Baltimore Golang User Group, a previous organizer for the Boston Ruby User Group, and the Boston Golang User Group. He regularly serves as a speaker and teacher for various organizations that seek to diversify the tech industry. He has been known to mentor a number of young technology professionals in the Boston and Baltimore metro areas.
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