Learn Go for Beginners Crash Course (Golang)
What you'll learn
- Learn the core Go skills needed to apply for GO developer positions in just 10 hours.
- Have a fundamental understanding of the Go programming language.
- Understand how to create your own Go programs.
- Have the skills and understanding of Go to confidently apply for Google Golang programming jobs.
- Be able to demonstrate industry best practices in the Go programming language code you write.
- Obtain a solid understanding of what debugging and refactoring is and how to do it.
- A Windows computer, or a Mac with an appropriate text editor (free is fine)
- An open mind to learn something new and exciting which may make a huge difference in your future career.
If you are like most people wanting to learn a programming language, you don't have much spare time. What time you have is extremely valuable. If you want to learn Google's GO programming language, then, what you need is a course that will teach the essential Go programming skills quickly.
Think of a word processing program like Microsoft word - it has lots of advanced features that most people never use. It's the same with computer programming. A typical programming language has many parts that rarely get used, and a lot of what is taught in a typical computer course or textbook never gets used in the real world by professional developers.
So why learn it all? It makes much more sense to learn just want you actually need to know to become productive and be then able to apply for GoLang developer positions. If you really want to learn those other parts of the Go lang language, then you can later, and it's highly likely you will pick it up faster anyway at that point because of the skills you have already learned.
That's what this course is all about - giving you the skills you need quickly without any fluff or useless information.
The course is aimed at complete beginners. No previous experience is necessary or assumed. If you are coming from another programming language like Java or C++, or C# then you will also feel right at home here, and you can skip any of the introductory parts if you wish. But keep in mind there are differences in Go compared to those languages, so it's probably a good idea to watch all videos anyway.
What will you learn in the course?
You will learn about many important GO code concepts including.
Learn the syntax of the Go language by writing several simple text-based games
Learn about the difference between Object-oriented programs and Go, which uses Composition
Learn to think like a programmer: making decisions, looping logic, and performing calculations
Learn about Go’s use of goroutines, channels, and the select statement for concurrent programming
Learn how Go can be used to build a production-ready web application
Some of the other specific things you will work through include:-
How to write a Go program
Learn the language while building simple games
Learn all about the Go compiler
Learn best practices when writing Go code
Learn how to write idiomatic Go code
Learn how to build a terminal-based Go program
Learn low to build a basic web-based Go program
Learn how to use delve, the Go debugger, to find and fix errors in your programs
Along the way, we will work with a lot of GO example code. We'll start with badly written code, and go through it thoroughly to improve it and make it bug-free. This is an essential skill and you will learn that in this course.
The course uses a combination of small snippets of code, and then larger real-world projects that you can run and edit and improve - you will learn how to think like a programmer and how to make the most out of the GO programming language.
What about the instructor?
Your instructor in the course is Trevor Sawler.
Trevor has twenty years of experience in professional software development, and twenty years of experience as a University professor.
He has worked with a broad range of clients, including Thomson Nelson, Hewlett Packard, the Royal Bank of Canada, Keybank, Sprint, and many, many others. As a professor, Trevor has taught in a wide variety of course areas, including Computer Science, English, Irish, and American literature, and a number of "crossover" courses that bridge the liberal arts and technological fields.
What about if you have questions?
As if this course wasn’t complete enough, Trevor offers full support, answering any questions you have via the course Q&A section.
This means you’ll never find yourself stuck on one lesson for days on end. With their hand-holding guidance, you’ll progress smoothly through this course without any major roadblocks.
There’s no risk either!
This course comes with a full 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning if you are not completely satisfied with the course or your progress, simply let the instructors know and they will refund you 100%, every last penny no questions asked.
You either end up with GO skills, go on to develop great programs and potentially make an awesome career for yourself, or you try the course and simply get all your money back if you don’t like it…
You literally can’t lose.
Ready to get started, developer?
Enrol now using the “Add to Cart” button on the right, and get started on your way to creative, advanced GO brilliance. Or, take this course for a free spin using the preview feature, so you know you’re 100% certain this course is for you.
See you on the inside (hurry, the Go class is waiting!)
Who this course is for:
- This course is perfect for absolute beginners with no previous programming experience.
- It's also great if you know an existing programming language like Java and want to become skilled in Go.
The Learn Programming Academy was created by Tim Buchalka, a software developer with 40 years experience, who is also an instructor on Udemy, with over 1.89M+ students in his courses on Java, Python, Android, C# and the Spring framework.
The Academy’s goal in the next three years, is to teach five million people to learn how to program.
Apart from Tim’s own courses, which are all available here, we are working with the very best teachers, creating courses to teach the essential skills required by developers, at all levels.
One other important philosophy is that our courses are taught by real professionals; software developers with real and substantial experience in the industry, who are also great teachers. All our instructors are experienced, software developers!
Our team is busy creating new courses right now.
Whether you are a beginner, looking to learn how to program for the very first time, or to brush up on your existing skills, or to learn new languages and frameworks, the Academy has you covered.
I have twenty years of experience in professional software development, and twenty years of experience as a University professor.
As an entrepreneur, I have worked with a broad range of clients, including Thomson Nelson, Hewlett Packard, the Royal Bank of Canada, Keybank, Sprint, and many, many others. I also have extensive management and project management experience. I have led teams of fifty developers and artists on multi-million dollar projects, and much smaller teams on much smaller projects.
As a professor, I have taught in a wide variety of course areas, including Computer Science, English, Irish, and American literature, and a number of "crossover" courses that bridge the liberal arts and technological fields.
I have won regional, national, and international awards for my work in the IT field, and have also won awards for my teaching and research as a University professor.