Go is the language of the Internet age, because it was built from the ground up to support modern distributed web software. Go is also cross-platform as it compiles to numerous operating systems and CPU architectures via simple commands. It compiles to native binaries, it doesn't use a VM, and is garbage-collected, which makes it a breeze to deploy in production environments.
Throughout the course, we will use modern open source third party packages in Go to build a distributed application that will support several databases, establish efficient serial communications techniques, and construct an advanced web layer with templates, cookies, and websockets support.
We will start with a refresher on Go's primary building blocks. From there, we will explore numerous open source packages that allow working with a variety of databases in a production environment as well as an ORM layer. We will then explore building reliable and robust microservices that communicate efficiently with each other via fast serialization and RPC techniques. Finally, we will develop knowledge on powerful third party templating engines and web toolkits, to construct a modern web layer with a RESTful API.
About the Author
Mina Andrawos is an experienced engineer who has developed a lot of experience in Go from using it personally and professionally. He regularly authors articles and tutorials about the language, and also shares Go open source projects. He wrote numerous Go applications with varying degrees of complexity. He is the Author of the Mastering Go Programming course for Packt, which has gathered great feedback from reviewers.
Other than Go, Mina has skills in C#, Java, Python, and C++. He has worked with various databases and software architectures. He also has skills with the agile methodology in software development. Besides software development; he has worked in scrum mastering, sales engineering, and software product management.