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Go is a compiled, open source programming language with a small, consistent syntax, a powerful standard library, and fantastic tooling. It's a great fit for web backends and command-line tools.
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39 Mentors

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Track exercises

108 Exercises

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About Go

package greeting

// HelloWorld greets the world.
func HelloWorld() string {
	return "Hello, World!"
}

Fans of Go (called gophers) describe Go as having the expressiveness of dynamic languages like Python or Ruby, with the performance of compiled languages like C or C++.

The language is open source, and was started by engineers at Google. It's written using a C-style syntax, has statically typed variables, manages memory using garbage collection, and is compiled into stand-alone executables.

Go is noted for the concurrent programming features built into the language core, the networking packages in the standard library (such as a web server), fast compilation and execution speed. Its simple, minimalistic and consistent language design make for a delightful experience, while the abundant and thoughtful tooling addresses traditional problems such as consistent formatting and documentation.

The home page for Go is golang.org, and there is an excellent interactive tutorial at tour.golang.org.

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Self-contained finite problems with which to learn the language

I have spent time with the Clojure, Elixir & Go tracks and all have been incredibly beneficial, providing self-contained finite problems with which to learn the language. The Go language track has been wonderful in introducing me to the language, what idiomatic code is, and the many different ways in which one can solve a problem.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Go Track mentors

Once you join the Go language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Adrian Spanu https://github.com/aspanu

I work as a software engineer full time. One of the larger codebases I work in is a set of microservices written in Go. I'm not an expert in Go, but I've started to figure out my way around it. Happy to help others trying to learn more!
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William Forsyth https://github.com/liftedkilt

To be honest, 90% of the reason I love Go is because of the mascot.
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Yash Kulshrestha https://github.com/YashdalfTheGray

Go is somewhat of a new language for me and I've been trying to learn more and more of it. I got a taste of it through reading some Docker code and I find it to be a better C, which was something I wrote in a past life.
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Adam Buckland https://github.com/adambuckland

Full time backend engineer. Gopher.
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Marcelo Magallon https://github.com/mem

I have been programming in Go for several years both professionally and for hobby projects. I've come to love the simplicity and expressiveness of the language, as well as the wonderful community of people that has grown around it.
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Vincent Serpoul tech corner

I started go 4 years ago, using it professionally and personally. Explaining to others is the best way to make sure you understand, they said!
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Go exercises

These are a few of the 108 exercises on the Go track. You can see all the exercises here.

Variable Length Quantity
medium
bitwise operations
integers
transforming
POV
medium
graphs
recursion
structs
transforming
trees
Pascal's Triangle
medium
algorithms
arrays
recursion
math
Sieve
easy
algorithms
integers
loops
sorting
math
Secret Handshake
medium
arrays
bitwise operations
integers
Nucleotide Count
easy
maps
parsing
strings
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Go Track maintainers

The Go Maintainers are the brains behind the Go Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Tom Leen thomasleen.com

I do what I always do...when the problem seems vast and unsolvable...I build another machine. :rocket:
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ferhat elmas ferhatelmas.com

Passionate Developer
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Lee Nipper

Firmware Engineer by day. I like Go a lot, and I'm optimistic about its adoption. Helping on Exercism track allows me to learn more. My focus is adding exercise solutions and test case generators.

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