Image Hosting

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This project is part of the liveProject series Image Hosting in Go
Basics of Go • Understanding of cookies • Understanding of SQL
skills learned
Writing a web application to sign in using GitHub credentials • Storing user session data in an SQLite database • Rendering HTML templates
Amit Saha
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject, you’ll dive into the software engineer role at Echorand Corp., a leading analytics company. Echorand Corp wants to offer its customers the opportunity to host images, so they’ve turned to you. You’ll build an impressive web application using the Go programming language using GitHub as the OAuth provider. You’ll implement secure authentication, providing users with a seamless login experience, and manage application state effortlessly using SQLite.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Amit Saha

Amit Saha is a software engineer at Atlassian in Sydney, Australia. He’s the author of Practical Go: Building Scalable Network and Non-Network Applications (Wiley, 2021), Doing Math with Python: Use Programming to Explore Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, and More! (No Starch Press, 2015), and Write Your First Program (PHI Learning, 2013). His other writings have been published in technical magazines, conference proceedings, and research journals. He can be found online at


The liveProject is designed for intermediate-level programmers proficient in the Go programming language. While some familiarity with writing SQL statements and working with SQL databases is helpful, resources will be provided to help you get up to speed if needed.

  • Basics of Go
  • Basics of SQL

  • Basics of packaging
  • Understanding databases and writing SQL queries

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to use the Go standard library to create a web application complete with authentication.

  • Use the Go standard library package to write a web application.
  • Implement authentication using GitHub's OAuth provider
  • Manage the application’s state in an SQLite database
  • Store template data in the application binary and render Go templates for HTML responses


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