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Introduction to Go Programming

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  • Course Code ACCEL-GO-INTRO
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Go (often referred to as "Golang") is a powerful programming language originally designed by engineers at Google. Accelebrate’s Introduction to Go Programming class teaches experienced programmers how to write software in Go to solve a wide array of problems. During the training, attendees share a “game” server to interact with each other via defined APIs. Attendees also check their understanding of Go by reviewing and modifying open-source Go projects. This course will explore concurrency (by diving into more concurrency patterns), and the standard library, as well as provide more coding activities using popular Go libraries/frameworks (such as logging and microservices).

Skills Gained

All students will learn how to:

  • Master the fundamental syntax of Go, including variable declarations, data types control structures, and functions
  • Test, build, and deploy command-line Go applications
  • Benchmark your Go applications
  • Master use of the Go documentation
  • Manage state
  • Build web services
  • Write concurrent code
  • Produce code more efficiently with templating
  • Package and deploy complete Go applications
  • Profile their code


Students should have prior experience in another modern programming language.

Course Details

Software Requirements

  • The latest distribution of Go for your operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux)
  • A Go-compatible IDE such as JetBrains GoLand
  • Related lab files that Accelebrate provides

Go Training Outline


  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sweet spots

Up And Running

  • Installation and Setup
  • Playground

Primitive Types

  • Declaration
  • Initialization
  • Constants
  • Casting
  • Pointers


  • Fmt Package
  • Log Package


  • Declaration
  • Arguments and returns
  • Special cases
  • Calling functions
  • Values and Pointers
  • Variadic functions
  • Function as argument

Building Command line apps

  • Main package
  • Compiling/Running/Packaging
  • Inputs


  • Morphology
  • Best Practices
  • Test Coverage


  • Defining
  • Best Practices


  • Package
  • Code
  • Examples


  • Variable scopes
  • Visibility

Error Handling

  • Error types
  • Best Practices

Data Structures

  • Array
  • Slice
  • Map


  • If
  • For
  • Switch
  • Goto
  • Continue/Break
  • Defer
  • Panic/Recover

User-Defined Types

  • Struct
  • Embedding

Managing State

  • Immutability
  • Sharing


  • Declaring
  • Extensibility
  • Encapsulation


  • Interface Type
  • Type assertion
  • Best Practices


  • JSON package

Building Web Services

  • Std lib
  • Extensions
  • Testing


  • Go Scheduler
  • Goroutine
  • WaitGroup
  • Mutex
  • Atomic
  • Channels
  • Mechanics
  • Select
  • Best Practice
  • Signal handling
  • Contexts


  • Defining
  • Hydrating
  • Extending


  • Consuming packages
  • Vendoring
  • Best Practices
  • Tooling


  • Building execs
  • Containerizing


  • Tools
  • Inspection
  • Tracing


When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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Good training material and good instruction. More time needs to be provided for the lab work.

Concise and good to follow along. Although it is a lot to take in under a short period of time.

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