Top 6 Golang Development Courses (Online)

When Google makes, uses, and recommends something, it has to be special. Just like the Go programming language. In terms of sheer speed and simplicity, no language even comes close. For those of you who didn’t know, Go was born out of sheer frustration with the current programming language scene; the authors wanted something small, simple, and efficient, free from the clutches of legacy and class-based inhertiance. As a result, Go was born.

If you’re a developer looking to level up your game, I recommend Go wholeheartedly. It will make you a better engineer and will give you a solid career foundation. Here, then, are the top five courses you can take to learn this language.

1. Learn How To Code: Google’s Go (Golang) Programming Language

This course is the perfect introduction to the Go programming language, and is NUMBER ONE on my recommendation list if you’re new to Go or even new to programming in general. Close to 51,000 students are enrolled in this course, and it has a star rating of 4.5. Honestly, I found Todd McLeod to be an exceptional instructor; his delivery was quite fun, and the course content is magnificent. Check it out, and really, just don’t think — go ahead and buy it here!

2. Web Development w/ Google’s Go (golang) Programming Language

If you’re an experienced programmer who likes to get this hands dirty real quick, this course is for you. Another masterpiece by Todd McLeod, this course builds on the first one and goes on to show how to use Go to build real-time apps. Go basics aren’t covered here, but you get to see the practical side of things on applying Go in web development. I’d highly recommend this course along with the first one. Get it here!

3. Build Realtime Apps | React Js, Golang & RethinkDB

This course is exactly what it sounds like: hot off the shelf. It shows you how you can get really cutting edge–no wait, make it bleeding edge–with Golang by combining it with React and RethinkDB, two of the best tools out there. If you like to build for speed and scalability (or want to), this is the perfect course. Check it out here.

4. Modern Golang Programming

Here is one course that takes from zero to hero in Go (and come to think of it, why didn’t they name it “Golang — Zero to Hero”, as is fashion these days!? :D). Anyway, the point is, it covers the basics as well as advanced topics in Go. My opinion, however, is that this course isn’t very beginner-friendly and doesn’t spend a lot of time explaining the basics. If you’re an experienced developer, however, this approach might suit you. Don’t wait any more and get it here!

5. Mastering Go Programming

Although termed “Go programming”, this course is more of an advanced course as it puts Go to practical use. You will learn to build microservices, interact with novel databases like BoltDB, and take a deep dive into concurrency. Definitely not recommended if you’re just starting out, but can be a good add-on later on. This course is available here.

6. Learn Google Go – Golang Programming for Beginners – Lite

If you’re like me, you’re a cautious starter, and while your passion knows no limits, you really to get your first step firmly in place before you leapfrog. Welcome then, to this gentle, beginner-friendly course. Over this course you will slowly but surely build your Golang muscles and learn the absolute very basics. Check it out here.

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