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Introducing Go Course on SoloLearn

Introducing Go Course on SoloLearn

We’re excited to announce our new Go course on SoloLearn. Go has been one of the most requested courses from our community and it’s finally here. Also known as Golang because of its domain golang.org, Go is an open-source programming language developed by Google in 2007 and is used by companies like Google, Uber, Twitch, Dropbox, Soundcloud, and Twilio (with SendGrid). 

 Why Go?

Go was one of the most requested languages by our SoloLearn community. Given how many people asked us to add Go and how important the language is globally, we are so excited to offer Go as our newest course. 

Go is a great language for beginners because the syntax is clean, easy to understand and was developed with the following principles in mind:

  • Keep the code simple
  • Create something easily maintainable by large projects
  • Make it easy to learn, with lots of similarities to C
  • Reduce the number of solutions to a problem, i.e. one problem → one solution
  • Design it for the internet
  • Keep Go application file sizes small
  • Compile quickly

And, the results from the Go community survey posted on the Go website in March, 2021 make it clear how important it is to learn:

Finally, learning a language designed by Google might give you that competitive edge if you’re interested in working there. Google uses Go for its networks of servers and its cloud platform. Even if you’re not interested in working at Google, freelance Go developers regularly report that they earn top dollar compared to other programming languages. 

What’s in the Go course? 

SoloLearn’s Go course covers the following topics: 

  • Basic principles in coding with Go 
  • Implementing conditional statements and loops
  • Writing Go functions and working with them
  • Using Pointers and defining your own structs
  • Working with arrays, range, and maps
  • Use Go to incorporate Concurrency into your system

As always, we’ve added multiple real-life practice challenges designed by our content experts to test your knowledge and get you ready for the real world. Code Coaches, Code Playground examples, and Code Projects will challenge you to write code, just like the pros. You will find the following in the course: 

  • Over 38 new lessons with new quiz questions throughout
  • 21 new Code Coach practice challenges to test your knowledge
  • 6 Code Projects based on real-world Go interview questions that you’ll need to complete to get your certificate

Go learn Go now!

Go offers so many advantages that support why you should learn it. Start it, whether you are a total beginner or an experienced developer thinking to start a freelancing career, Go is the must-have for you. Happy learning!