Master the fundamentals and advanced features of the Go programming language
What is Go?
Go (also known as Golang) is a programming language developed at Google in 2007 and open-sourced in 2009.
It was designed to combine the efficacy, speed, and safety of a statically typed and compiled language with the ease of programming of a dynamic language to make programming more fun again. It focuses on simplicity, reliability, and efficiency.
In a way, they wanted to combine the best parts of C++ and Python with building reliable systems that could take advantage of multi-core processors.
Why learn Golang?
Let us talk first, before we start the Golang Course, about why we should learn Go
1. Golang is Easy to learn
Go is relatively easy to learn and has a supportive and active community.
And being a multipurpose language, you can use it for things like backend development, cloud computing, and, more recently, data science.
2. Golang is Fast and Reliable
Which makes it highly suitable for distributed systems. Projects such as Kubernetes, Redis and Docker are written in Go.
3. Golang is Simple yet powerful
Go has just 25 keywords, making it easy to read, write and maintain. The language itself is concise.
But don’t be fooled by the simplicity, Go has several powerful features that we will later learn in the course.
4. Career opportunities for Golang Developers
Golang is growing fast and is being adopted by companies of any size. And with that new high-paying job opportunities.
I hope this made you excited about Go. Let’s start this course.
In this tutorial, we will install Go and setup our code editor
Installation and Setup
We can install Go from the downloads section.