Building RESTful APIs with Go

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REST is an architectural style that tackles the challenges of building scalable web services. APIs provide the fabric through which systems interact, and REST has become synonymous with APIs. The depth, breadth, and ease of use of Go, make it a breeze for developers to work with it to build robust Web APIs. This course will teach you to build a RESTful web server. You will learn to add routing and handle requests, thus making your APIs more RESTful. Later, by testing and profiling your code you will ensure it runs correctly and behaves well at scale. Moving on with security, you will learn to log requests and outcomes of API calls and speed up performance using the Echo framework. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge you need to start building your own enterprise-grade RESTful web services that are production-ready, secure, scalable, and reliable.

What You Will Learn

  • Build and test robust RESTful APIs using Go.
  • Integrate modern databases with your web services
  • Secure access to your API with auth and traffic with JSON web encryption.
  • Test and profile your code.
  • Track the proper execution of your code with logs.
  • Creating a client library for your API that other developers can consume.
  • Select and use modern API frameworks such as Echo.


The course assumes some experience with the Go programming language, as well as some knowledge of HTTP. RESTful web service concepts, JSON, and some Go language features will be introduced in enough detail so viewers can use them to build RESTful services with Go.

About The Author

Bartlomiej Walczak: Bartlomiej Walczak has almost two decades of web development and security experience. He wrote front-ends and back-ends at various scales in PHP, Python, Node.js, and Go. He has worked for large clients and small startups, learning the value of structure from the former, and agility from the latter. These days, Go remains his language of choice; he prefers it due to its ease of use, extensive testing framework, and powerful multithreading capabilities.

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  • Title: Building RESTful APIs with Go
  • Author(s): Bartlomiej Walczak
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789614992