Create a Web Application Scaffold Generator in Go

prerequisites
basics of Go • basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
skills learned
set up a standard command line interface • embed data within an application • use templates to generate and render customized web application scaffolds • write tests
Amit Saha
4 weeks · 5-7 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll step into the role of a Platform Engineer and build a command-line application for generating a web application scaffold using Go. This incredibly useful tool will ensure that all the services across your company follow standard practices and match a preset source code structure. Your colleagues are excited—with this new tool they can bootstrap their projects more quickly and ship features faster. Your challenges will include using the Go standard library package to implement a command-line application, creating web application templates, and writing end-to-end tests.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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project author

Amit Saha
Amit Saha is a software engineer and author. His published works include the books "Doing Math with Python", "Write Your First Program", technical articles, and research publications. He currently works for Atlassian in Sydney, Australia and has in the past worked for various companies including Red Hat and Sun Microsystems. His website is at https://echorand.me.

prerequisites

This liveProject is for beginner Go programmers who have mastered the basics and want to take their skills to the next level. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

TOOLS
  • Basics of Go standard library package
  • Basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll take part in the real-world experience of building useful software with Go. You’ll focus on writing code that is automatically testable, saving you time and ensuring quality.

  • Set up a standard command line interface for your application
  • Embed data in your application binary
  • Use templates to generate and render customized web application scaffolds
  • Interact with the filesystem to create files and directories
  • Write unit tests and integration tests

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