10 Free Resources To Learn Go Programming Language

Go is an open-source project language to make programmers more productive. Created in 2009, this language has gained popularity over the last decade. That is because this language is simple, easy to deploy, build and test. In this article, we list down 10 free online resources to learn the Go programming language.

1| Golang Documentation

What’s better than the makers themselves? This documentation of Go language includes precise information which helps to make programmers informative as well as more productive. It includes a brief introduction to Go which covers syntax, data structures, interfaces, methods and concurrency primitives. You will also be able to learn how to write codes in this language and much more.

2| An Introduction To Programming In Go

This is an e-book which introduces the programming in the Go language. Here you will learn about how to get started and write your first program. This e-book contains information on types, variables, control structures, arrays, slices, maps, pointers, struct, interfaces, concurrency, core packages, and much more. 


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3| Go By Example

Go by Example is a hands-on introduction to Go using annotated example programs. Here, you can learn almost everything about this language with examples in each topic including values, closures, range, pointers, recursion, channel buffering, closing channels, tickers, timers, rate limiting, command-line flags, spawning processes and much more.  

4| The Little Go Book

The Little Go Book is a free introduction to Google’s Go programming language. This e-book gives a precise idea of pointers and static typing. You can learn the very basics of this language which include C-like syntax, static typing, compilation, variables and declarations, structures, maps, arrays and much more. 

5| 50 Shades Of Go

This is a unique tutorial where you will learn about the flaws and common mistakes for new Golang developers. It includes natural traps if you are coming from other languages, missing details, faulty assumptions, among others.

6| Golangbot Tutorial

This tutorial by Golangbot helps you to understand from the very basics of the Go language. You will learn about tye variable, types, constants, functions, packages, arrays, slices, variadic functions, maps, strings, pointers, interfaces, and much more.

7| Go Tutorial

This online tutorial from tutorials point will provide a learner develop a keen knowledge in the Go language. This tutorial is mainly designed for the software programmers with a need to understand the Go programming language from scratch. It will give you an understanding of the Go programming language from where you can take yourself to higher levels of expertise.

8| Learning Go

Learning Go is an ebook by Miek Gieben where you can learn the basics, functions, packages, communication, interfaces, concurrency, among others. Here, you will start with the Hello world programming and understand how it all works. This book is for the people who already know some programming languages and how to program. In order to use this book, you need to install Go on your system, but you can easily try examples online in the Go playground as well.  

9| Go Bootcamp

Go Bootcamp provides you with everything you need to know to get started with Go. Here, you will learn about the pros and cons of static typing in Go, how to do data modelling with Go, organize code in packages, use JSON marshalling, use the key go tools, build a web API, test a web API and much more.

10| Building Web Apps With Go

If you are done learning and understanding the Go language, its time for you to start some hands-on exercises. Building web apps with Go is perfect for you to start with. You can learn about the net/HTTP package, creating a basic web app, URL routing, middleware, rendering, testing, controllers, deployment, among others.   

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