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Mastering Go Programming [Video]

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  • Apply modern software design patterns utilizing the Go language
  • Take a deep dive into Go’s master topics like advanced concurrency patterns, and the flexible reflection capabilities 
  • Write unit tests and benchmarks for your Go code
  • Create advanced backend microservices for the Hydra spaceship software and design an end to end chat system
  • Handle JSON, XML, and CSV data formats in your code 
  • Interact with Mongodb, MySQL and BoltDB 
  • Build powerful communications layer for your microservices using protocol buffers, TCP, and UDP
  • Develop powerful web applications and Restful APIs utilizing http requests, forms, and cookies
  • Design beautiful dynamic UI for the hydra software utilizing Go templates and websockets
  • Secure your applications with certificates, https, and secure web sockets

Go has moved from the state of tentative to mass adoption. Its C-like speed, simplicity, and power for a growing number of systems level programming domains make it an attractive option for programmers working with older cumbersome, statically typed languages. Golang has entered the space as an entirely viable language for accomplishing a huge array of low level programming and service infrastructure tasks.

This video course not only gives you a deep insight into the fundamental mechanics behind the language, but also covers extensive practical topics on Go for modern software architectures. It shows you how to write Go in an intelligent, idiomatic way. After a brief re-acquaintance with the key building blocks of Go, we will also explore how we can build upon the  unique capabilities of the language to write effective, powerful code you can employ to develop software. We look at packages, object-oriented programming, concurrency and reflection among other things. Moreover, you will learn about Go’s awesome built-in testing support feature. Along the way, build your skills in File handling techniques, Go packages for databases, data serialization approaches, message communications between Go services, and Go web applications. Get your hands on with a plenty of illustrative code samples, exercises and real-world scenarios that will help you build your own application.

By the end of this course, you will be taught how to put this enhanced knowledge to build a real-world Spaceship application all by yourself with amazing features.

Style and Approach

With a focus on hands-on exercises, this video course is a step-by-step approach to take your Go skills to the next level and create an application all by yourself.

  • Program like a seasoned expert with one of the great new programming languages
  • Write idiomatic Go the right way, and understand the fundamental mechanics of the language in depth
  • Understand how to develop powerful performant applications and services with Go
Course Length 20 hours 6 minutes
ISBN 9781786468239
Date Of Publication 31 Jan 2017
Welcome to the World of Go!
How to Write Go Code?
Let’s Build a Rest API Client in Go!
Flow Control
Apply Your New Knowledge – Binary Search Algorithm
Structs, Slices, and Maps
Apply Your New Knowledge – Let’s Create a Set
Methods and interfaces – Linked List Data Structure Implementation
Concurrency in Go – goroutines
Concurrency in Go – Channels
Concurrency in Go – Select
Errors and Troubleshooting
A Tour into Go’s Packages
Project Hydra –Write the First Piece of the Spaceship Web Server
A Closer Look at Interfaces and Methods II
Factory Design Pattern in Go
The Singleton Pattern –Building the Hydra custom logger
Builder Pattern in Go – Construct the Ship’s Defense Shields
Timers and Tickers
Channel Generators
Pipelines –Build the Hydra chat System
Pipelines – Build the Hydra Chat System (Continued)
Go Laws of Reflection
Reflection on Structs and Interfaces
Hydra – Custom Configuration File Reader
Client and RESTful API Application in Go
Build Hydra’s RESTful API I
Build Hydra’s RESTful API II
Building the Hydra website – Templates
Building the Hydra website – Backend
Hydra Chat Portal I
Hydra Chat Portal II
Web Security


Mina Andrawos

Mina Andrawos is an experienced engineer who has acquired deep experience in Go from using it personally and professionally. He regularly authors articles and tutorials about the language, and also shares Go's open source projects. He has written numerous Go applications with varying degrees of complexity. Other than Go, he has skills in Java, C#, Python, and C++. Besides software development, he has working experience of scrum mastering, sales engineering, and software product management.