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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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108 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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John Reese I sometimes write about stuff

I am a software engineer with a passion for testing. If you have any questions about the track or the language in general, feel free to ask; I'd love to hear them.
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Denys Nahurnyi https://github.com/DenysNahurnyi

Someone wise said that the best way to learn something is to tech that, so here I am :). I don't write on Go for a long time but I already know enough to share some useful info and help newbies. Happy to help!
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Christoph Lipautz https://github.com/unused

Go comes with a very clear image of how to write go-code, a powerful core library, a huge community, platform independence, a great concurrency model, and lots of other things that make this programming language great.
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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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Zoid https://github.com/zoidbergwill

I love writing Go, because of how I feel I can be very productive in it, and it's easy to read other People's code.
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Paul Otto https://github.com/potto007

I enjoy writing Go for its simple, minimalist syntax. Mentoring in Go is a joy, thanks to its opinionated nature ('The Go Way'). I write and review Go professionally, as well as in side projects.
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.

Allergies
medium
bitwise operations
enumeration
Bowling
medium
algorithms
arrays
conditionals
Poker
medium
equality
games
parsing
pattern matching
sequences
strings
Custom Set
medium
filtering
loops
sets
All Your Base
easy
integers
transforming
math
Alphametics
medium
algorithms
arrays
searching
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 did what I always do...when the problem seems vast and unsolvable...I built 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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