Go

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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.
Track mentors

20 Mentors

Our mentors are friendly, experienced Go developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.
Track students

9,085 Students

Join thousands of students who have enjoyed learning and improving their skills by taking this track.
Track exercises

108 Exercises

Hundreds of hours have gone into making these exercises fun, useful, and challenging to help you enjoy learning.

About Go

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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package greeting

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

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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Cameron MacDonald GitLab

I only started learning Go about a year ago but I've quickly come to love it. I hope I can help you learn to love it too!
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Gabriel Guzman https://github.com/gabeguz

I find Go to be a pleasure to work with. I've used it professionally as well as for many personal projects. It's my go to language for command line tools, and simple APIs.
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Bethany Garcia

Go admirer. Instigator. Chaser of shiny objects.
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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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Sebastian Borza https://github.com/sebito91

I'm a Canadian (based in Chicago) freelance golang, C and python developer working on projects within the gaming, finance and data-science worlds respectively. My favorite freetime task is coding challenges and I'm more than happy to help people talk through solutions!
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De Ville Weppenaar https://github.com/devillexio

I developed a curiosity towards Go through wanting to better understand the tools we used at work. I was pleasantly surprised to see how straightforward the language specification is. I’m keen to learn and to help others on their Go journey.
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.

Markdown
medium
refactoring
strings
text formatting
Scale Generator
easy
pattern matching
strings
Difference Of Squares
easy
algorithms
math
Grains
easy
bitwise operations
if else statements
integers
type conversion
Allergies
medium
bitwise operations
enumeration
Hello World
easy
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.

Tom Leen thomasleen.com

I did what I always do...when the problem seems vast and unsolvable...I built another machine. :rocket:

ferhat elmas ferhatelmas.com

Passionate Developer

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.

Get started with the Go track. As with everything on Exercism, it's 100% free!

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