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The Go Workshop

By : Delio D'Anna, Andrew Hayes, Sam Hennessy, Jeremy Leasor, Gobin Sougrakpam, Dániel Szabó
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The Go Workshop

By: Delio D'Anna, Andrew Hayes, Sam Hennessy, Jeremy Leasor, Gobin Sougrakpam, Dániel Szabó

Overview of this book

The Go Workshop will take the pain out of learning the Go programming language (also known as Golang). It is designed to teach you to be productive in building real-world software. Presented in an engaging, hands-on way, this book focuses on the features of Go that are used by professionals in their everyday work. Each concept is broken down, clearly explained, and followed up with activities to test your knowledge and build your practical skills. Your first steps will involve mastering Go syntax, working with variables and operators, and using core and complex types to hold data. Moving ahead, you will build your understanding of programming logic and implement Go algorithms to construct useful functions. As you progress, you'll discover how to handle errors, debug code to troubleshoot your applications, and implement polymorphism using interfaces. The later chapters will then teach you how to manage files, connect to a database, work with HTTP servers and REST APIs, and make use of concurrent programming. Throughout this Workshop, you'll work on a series of mini projects, including a shopping cart, a loan calculator, a working hours tracker, a web page counter, a code checker, and a user authentication system. By the end of this book, you'll have the knowledge and confidence to tackle your own ambitious projects with Go.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Free Chapter
1. Variables and Operators
2. Logic and Loops


The previous chapter introduced you to basic debugging in Go. The more you develop code in Go, the better you get; however, developing and deploying code may come with corner cases that need to be debugged. The previous chapter showed you how to use the fmt package, how to log into files, and how to use the f function format.

This chapter is dedicated to teaching you all you need to know about handling variables that represent time data. You will learn how to do it the "Go-way". First, we will start out with basic time creation, timestamps, and more; then, we will learn how to compare and manipulate time, calculate the duration between two dates, and create timestamps. Finally, we will learn how to format the time according to our needs. So, let's not waste any more time and jump right in.