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Master Go

The essential Go course for developers

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You are a developer.
You know how to code (and how to use a shell).
Now you want to learn Go.

This course is for you.

I have created this course to give you a rock-solid foundation on working with the Go programming language.

* Video lectures will give you a thorough understanding of every fundamental aspect of the language.
* Quizzes help you recapitulating what you have learnt.
* Hands-on practices and exercises help you leveraging your practical skills in Go.

This course can pave the way for your next career step.

Learn how.



Hou you will benefit from this course

Fast learning at your preferred pace.

Your time is valuable and I don't want to waste it. In plenty of short, concise, no-bloat lectures, you can learn in your preferred pace, at convenient times, in your favorite ambience.

The video lectures rarely exceed five minutes and often are much shorter than that. However, be prepared to give each video your full attention, as you'll get much content in a short time. No worries, you can always watch a video again if needed. That's the beauty of short videos!

Plus, every lecture comes with a full transcript of the video for easy recap.

This course covers the details.

Fast learning does not mean superficial. In every lecture, I strive to work out every aspect of the topic. Where applicable, I provide tips for optimal use of a language feature, and I point out possible language pitfalls. I included quizzes to consolidate your knowledge. I created hands-on exercises so you can turn your knowledge into skills.
My definite goal is that when you finish this course, you'll have all knowledge and skills needed for getting productive with Go.

This course remains valuable even after you finished it.

The short and focused video lectures make excellent reference material. Need to refresh some particular knowledge? Just a matter of minutes.
You also benefit from all updates that this course will receive, as I strive to keep it current and make it even better.

Top Reasons for Learning Go

Still undecided about whether Go is for you?

Being pushed by your boss to learn Go? Reluctantly following team pressure?

Here are some great reasons why you'll love Go.


  • Go is a simple language with a clear, concise specification. No convoluted, 400-pages language specification that only super-geniuses can understand.
  • Go is easy to read. Partly due to the clear syntax, partly due to strict, tools-enforced formatting rules, the code of your teammates is no longer a puzzle for you.
  • Go boosts your productivity. Automatic memory management, a simple type system, fast write-compile-test cycles, built-in testing, built-in document generation, and more thoughtfully included features (as well as thoughtfully omitted features) enable you to build libraries and applications in a short time.
  • Go is at home at your server OS. Go's unique cross-compiling abilities let you develop on Windows and deploy to Linux. Or vice versa. Pure Go code compiles to single binaries with no external dependencies.
  • Go makes concurrency a breeze. Well, almost. Concurrency is never easy. However, Go's intrinsic support for concurrency is unparalleled and removes unnecessary complexity from concurrent programming.

What you get from this course

Every new programming language comes with a learning curve. Programming languages are inherently complex, even when deliberately designed with simplicity in mind.

This course introduces all of the fundamental aspects of the language, step by step.

Learn about functions, variables, data types, interfaces, the Go toolchain, goroutines, testing, error handling, reflection, and more.

Each lecture focuses on one specific topic, so you'll be able to understand all aspects of it before moving to the next one. Videos guide you through new knowledge, and quizzes and exercises help you strengthening your skills.

What do others say about the course?

"Thanks for this amazing tutorial. It’s by far among the top three tutorials in golang. I have watched everything so, I know what I am talking about."

- Georges Mantzos

"A significant course feature is the extensive and detailed instructions for Go installation and code writing.

I consider you to be one of the best teachers I have encountered in my quest to learn a computer language."

- John Hyatt

"This is probably the most well-designed course for a programming language I've ever seen on the internet! The video quality is top-notch and Christoph has a great teaching style. The transcripts are also well organized with code snippets. In addition, Christoph also provides useful links, quizzes, and discussion for students to stay engaged. Christoph puts a lot of efforts into this course and it's worth every penny!"

- Nahua Kang

Nahua also summarized his experience with the Master Go course in this detailed review. Thank you for this great feedback Nahua!

 

Want to have a peek inside?

Check out the complete curriculum below. Some of the lectures are available as preview. Everyone loves a different teaching style, and I want to ensure that you know what you will get.

Class Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Christoph Berger
Christoph Berger

Hi, I am Christoph.

I started programming at the age of 13, when computers still had 8-bit processors. I always had a genuine interest in programming languages, powered by the belief that picking the right language does matter if you want to be productive and generate fast, robust, and maintainable code.

For many years I worked as a Technical Support Engineer, and this is where I learned how to explain complex technical things in a way that is easy to understand, yet does not leave anything important out.

In 2011, an article about (pre-1.0) Go in an IT magazine caught my attention, and since them I am hooked.
I love this language for being simple and effective at the same time, boosting programmer productivity by focusing on the language features that matter.

I write about Go since 2016, through my well-received blog "Applied Go". With this online course, I want to go one step further and help everyone becoming fluent with one of the coolest and most pragmatic languages around.

All benefits in a nutshell


✓ A complete, self-contained, self-paced course for learning Go
✓ Lifetime access
✓ Risk free: 30-day money back guarantee
✓ HD video lectures
✓ Full transcripts
✓ Subject knowledge quizzes
✓ Hands-on Practices and exercises
✓ All source code for download
✓ Get help via the comments section

Tip: you will get the most out of the course if you...

  • ...have attended a CS course and/or have solid hands-on experience with another programming language.
  • ...know how to work with a shell or command prompt (for example, navigating around, starting programs, working with files)
  • ...know the things a developer needs to know about the operating system you are using (for example, how to set environment variables)
  • ...know basic data structures and programming constructs (not tied to a particular programming language): arrays, stacks, lists, functions, loops, if, switch, etc.
  • ...have an idea about processes, threads, and what happens when a program executes.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts whenever you want and has no deadlines! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and how fast you move through the lectures.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course without a specific end date. That is, as long as either I or my wonderful course hosting platform Teachable are around (and we both plan to be around for a very long time), you have access to the course. Occasionally I may add new lectures or update existing ones, so you will benefit from the course even after finishing.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
Can I get feedback from the instructor?
Absolutely! If you have a question or a remark on a lecture, leave a comment in the comment field at the end of that lecture, and I'll follow up as soon as I can. For general questions, you can also ping me via email.
What skills do I need for this course?
You should already be familiar with another programming language like C++, Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, etc., and you should be familiar with using command-line tools. You do not have to have worked with statically typed languages before; the course covers the differences between Go and dynamically typed languages like Python or JavaScript. However, this course does not teach programming in general; this would require an entirely different approach.
Are there any technical requirements?
For the course itself, you need a sufficiently modern browser to view the lectures. Tip: Try one of the free preview lectures to verify if the course works in your browser. For the exercises you need a computer on which you can install Go. (The course covers installing Go on Linux, macOS, and Windows.) You may also use an online IDE's for this course if you want, but keep in mind that at some point you will need to install Go locally in order to learn how to use the Go toolchain on the command line.
Is an online course as good as in-person training?
Absolutely! Several studies show that online education is just as good (if not better) than in-person instruction, at a fraction of the cost. To find out more, check out this post on the benefits of online learning.

Sure, you'll have to invest some work to get proficient with Go. But still, with this course you'll be up to speed much faster than by putting all the info pieces together that you find across the Web.

For this course, I collected large amounts of material from all over the Go world and distilled this information into this course. Besides documented usage, I also point out and explain language gotchas that otherwise might catch you by surprise.

Do you feel uncomfortable with having to learn another language? Don't. After this course, Go will feel familiar to you.

Let Go become your favorite programming language!

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