Go is a great language for building web applications. But teaching yourself from blog posts and the standard-library documentation can often leave you with more questions than answers.
You might be wondering:
Let’s Go answers these questions for you — and a whole lot more.
The book guides you through the start-to-finish build of a real-world application, so you'll gain all the knowledge, understanding and confidence you need to create production-ready applications with Go.
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“I feel like this is the best programming book I've ever read. I came in with a basic understanding of golang relative to web development and this book clearly broke down all the essentials you need to get up to speed with the language in a web dev context.”— Michael Deigl, Toronto
“Really enjoying the book, I'd been learning Go from various online tutorials but was struggling with gaining traction and how to organise a project, your book has really helped with its "learn as you code approach".”— Andrew Link, Norfolk
“I really liked the advice on how to structure a project. I'm now refactoring my first Golang project to use your advice, which will make it easier to read and maintain.”— Paul Bradbury, Cumbria
“I liked that the book was clear and that it reinforced what I already knew, but got a second opinion. Really glad it addressed the security issues in some of the libs.”— Lucas Caballero, Colorado
“I read this book a few months ago and found it very useful as an introduction to web programming with Go. I also read other books and this was by far the best, there is value in every chapter... I recommend it to any Go beginner wanting to get started building web apps.”— ElectronicWater, Reddit
“Just bought your book, and I’m very impressed. I’ve been teaching at the university level for quite some time, and as an educator I have to say that your method of presenting the information is exceptionally clear and effective.”— Trevor Sawler, New Brunswick
“I purchased your Go book a few days ago and have torn through it. I finished it last night and was thoroughly impressed. I’ve read through quite a lot of books, tutorials etc of this nature and so far have enjoyed your style the most. You’ve excited me about starting my next project!”— Tom Speak, London
“Just completed the course and I have to say it completely exceeded my expectations. I am looking forward to any future material your publish. Thanks again for your awesome course!”— Nick Achis
Let's Go teaches you step-by-step how to create fast, secure and maintainable web applications using the fantastic programming language Go.
The idea behind the book is to help you learn by doing. Together we'll walk through the start-to-finish build of a web application — from structuring your workspace, through to session management, authenticating users, securing your server and testing your application.
Building a complete web application in this way has a number of benefits. It helps put the things you're learning into context, it demonstrates how different parts of your codebase link together, and it forces us to work through the edge-cases and difficulties that come up when writing software in real-life. In essence, you'll learn more that you would by just reading Go's (great) documentation or standalone blog posts.
By the end of the book you’ll have the understanding — and confidence — to build your own production-quality web applications with Golang.
Although you can read the book cover-to-cover, it's designed specifically so you can follow along with the project build yourself.
Break out your text editor, and happy coding!
Hey, I’m Alex Edwards, a full-stack web developer. I began working with Golang 6 years ago in 2013, and have been teaching people and writing about the language for nearly as long.
I’ve used Go to build a variety of production applications, from simple websites (including the one you’re reading now) to high-frequency trading systems. I also work on a number of open source Go packages, including the popular session management system SCS.
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