Learning Path

Go: Advancing into Web Development with Go

Instructor Carol Quadros
Time to complete: 12h 49m

Published byPackt Publishing

CreatedNovember 2017

Elevate your skills to grow into a full-stack web developer

In Detail

Go is one of the most powerful, efficient, and highly-performant programming languages. Go has seen an increased rate of adoption mainly because it is lightweight, easy to use, and displays great robustness when performing in a variety of domains. Go is a modern language, created by a team of researchers from Google that is an ideal choice for all the levels of web development. Go is not only a powerful tool that can be utilized on the server-side but one that can be utilized on the client-side as well. If you're interested to imbibe the skills of Go programming language and become a full-stack web developer, then you should opt for this Learning Path.

Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.

The highlights of this Learning Path are:

  • Build a feature-rich social media website
  • Build functionality for user authentication and session management
  • Create a simple web server instance for the GopherFace website
  • Build your first real-time web application: a chat server

Let’s take a quick look at your learning journey. In this Learning Path, you will be provided deep insight into frontend web development using Go. It starts off by covering the fundamental mechanics of frontend web development such as performing common DOM operations, accessing native JavaScript functionality, making XHR calls, rendering templates on the client-side, transmitting Gob encoded data, and communicating over a WebSocket connection. You will then demonstrate how to create a single page application by implementing client-side routing and directly rendering templates in the web browser itself. Utilizing the valuable knowledge presented in this Learning Path, you will be able to build GopherFace, a fully functioning social media website with incredible features.

Further, you will learn backend web development using Go. You will go through essential concepts which include web templates, the model view controller pattern, managing requests and responses, and building web forms. You will also learn how to create real-world solutions such as uploading image/video files, implementing a datastore for a variety of databases (relational, document, and in-memory), creating secure cookies, implementing authentication middleware, and implementing an asynchronous task queue to perform long-running tasks in the background.

In addition to getting you up to speed with backend web development practices, this Learning Path will also provide you with helpful advice and techniques that will guide you on your way to becoming a successful Go programmer.

The projects also demonstrate the key features of Go in action, such as concurrency, and will start to explore the rich ecosystem of open source libraries and frameworks that are being continually developed for the language.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will learn the tricks to build robust, secure, and fully-featured applications for the web. You will have everything you need to go out into the wild with Go to build projects of your own and become a full-stack Go web developer.

Prerequisites:Basic programming knowledge on frontend and backend web technologies is needed.

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This path navigates across the following products (in sequential order):