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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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109 Exercises

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

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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Luca Paterlini LinkedIn

italian, athlete, python and go lover.
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Katrina Owen https://github.com/kytrinyx

I love Go for its simplicity and consistency. I've written Go professionally, and also use it for open source projects.
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Stephen Lloyd https://github.com/lloyddewit

For me, Go is an decluttered house that has everything I need, and nothing I don't.
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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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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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John Arundel Bitfield Consulting

Consultant, author of 'Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes', Gopher. Terrible surfer. Se habla español. Ici on parle français. Hier wird deutsch gesprochen. Esperanto parolata.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Go exercises

These are a few of the 109 exercises on the Go track. You can see all the exercises here.

Matrix
medium
arrays
exception handling
matrices
strings
type conversion
Rail Fence Cipher
medium
algorithms
cryptography
loops
sorting
strings
text formatting
transforming
Allergies
medium
bitwise operations
enumeration
Food Chain
medium
conditionals
loops
recursion
strings
text formatting
Sublist
easy
arrays
control flow loops
Bank Account
medium
concurrency
integers
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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ferhat elmas ferhatelmas.com

Passionate Developer
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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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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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