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Nathan Youngman, Roger Peppé
  • August 2018
  • ISBN 9781617293092
  • 360 pages
  • printed in black & white
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Perfectly organized for learning Go quickly; especially useful for inexperienced programmers.

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Get Programming with Go introduces you to the powerful Go language without confusing jargon or high-level theory. By working through 32 quick-fire lessons, you'll quickly pick up the basics of the innovative Go programming language!

about the technology

Go is a small programming language designed by Google to tackle big problems. Large projects mean large teams with people of varying levels of experience. Go offers a small, yet capable, language that can be understood and used by anyone, no matter their experience.

about the book

Hobbyists, newcomers, and professionals alike can benefit from a fast, modern language; all you need is the right resource! Get Programming with Go provides a hands-on introduction to Go language fundamentals, serving as a solid foundation for your future programming projects. You’ll master Go syntax, work with types and functions, and explore bigger ideas like state and concurrency, with plenty of exercises to lock in what you learn.

what's inside

  • Language concepts like slices, interfaces, pointers, and concurrency
  • Seven capstone projects featuring spacefaring gophers, Mars rovers, ciphers, and simulations
  • All examples run in the Go Playground — no installation required!

about the reader

This book is for anyone familiar with computer programming, as well as anyone with the desire to learn.

about the authors

Nathan Youngman organizes the Edmonton Go meetup and is a mentor with Canada Learning Code. Roger Peppé contributes to Go and runs the Newcastle upon Tyne Go meetup.

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Learn by doing! Plenty of examples will help you learn the core of the language and expose you to common Go idioms.


A great book about Go. Written for beginners but useful for seasoned developers too.


The first rung on successfully climbing the Go ladder.