Go: Advancing into Web Development with Go
Published byPackt Publishing
Elevate your skills to grow into a full-stack web developer
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
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.
Resources: Code downloads and errata:
- Front-End Web Development using Go
- Back-End Web Development using Go
- Go Essentials for Full Stack Web Development
- Go Projects
This path navigates across the following products (in sequential order):