This course is currently in QA.
Go Language Overview
Coming June 2017…Watch trailer
About this Course
This overview of the Go programming language is designed for developers who are already familiar with another language. It's a quick tour of the language's core features such as interfaces and goroutines.
What you'll learn
- Go syntax
- Error handling
Go's syntax is fairly similar to C, Java, and other compiled languages, but it has a few unique traits. In this stage, we'll learn everything you need to get started programming.
Learn how to direct which parts of your code run next with loops, conditionals, and switches.
Learn about the various ways Go stores complex data.
Suppose we had one integer that represents a number of minutes, and another that represents a number of hours? How do you tell those two apart? How do you avoid accidentally storing the hours integer in the minutes integer, or vice-versa? Go lets you create custom types that will help you avoid these sort of mix-ups.
Don't keep the user waiting! Run multiple parts of your program at once with goroutines. You can communicate between different goroutines and keep everything synchronized using channels.
Resident Ruby teacher for Treehouse. Rubyist since 2007. Author of Head First Ruby, a tutorial book on the core Ruby language.