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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

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Specialization
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 minutes to complete

Introduction to the Specialization

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Reading
1 reading
Reading1 reading
Specialization Overview2m
Hours to complete
4 minutes to complete

Introduction to the Course

Learn the basics of Go, an open source programming language originally developed by a team at Google and enhanced by many contributors from the open source community. This is the first in a series of three courses comprising the Programming with Google Go specialization. It is designed for individuals with previous programming experience using such languages as C, Python, or Java, and covers the fundamental elements of Go. Topics include data types, protocols, formats, and writing code that incorporates RFCs and JSON. Most importantly, you’ll have a chance to practice writing Go programs and receive feedback from your peers. Upon completing this course, you’ll be able to implement simple Go programs, which will prepare you for the remaining two courses in this specialization: Functions, Methods, and Interfaces in Go and Concurrency in Go. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 1 reading
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Go Documentation3m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Getting Started with Go

This first module gets you started with Go. You'll learn about the advantages of using Go and begin exploring the language's features. Midway through the module, you’ll take a break from "theory" and install the Go programming environment on your computer. At the end of the module, you'll write a simple program that displays “Hello, World” on your screen....
Reading
9 videos (Total 54 min), 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
M1.1.1 - Why Should I Learn Go? (Advantages of Go)11m
M1.1.2 - Objects5m
M1.1.3 - Concurrency8m
M1.2.1 - Installing Go3m
M1.2.2 - Workspaces & Packages7m
M1.2.3 - Go Tool5m
M1.3.1 - Variables4m
M1.3.2 - Variable Initialization5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Module 2: Basic Data Types

Now that you’ve set up your programming environment and written a test program, you’re ready to dive into data types. This module introduces data types in Go and gives you practice writing routines that manipulate different kinds of data objects, including floating-point numbers and strings....
Reading
11 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
M2.1.1 - Pointers4m
M2.1.2 - Variable Scope9m
M2.1.3 - Deallocating Memory5m
M2.1.4 - Garbage Collection5m
M2.2.1 - Comments, Printing, Integers7m
M2.2.2 - Ints, Floats, Strings9m
M2.2.3 - String Packages5m
M2.3.1 - Constants4m
M2.3.2 - Control Flow8m
M2.3.3 - Control Flow, Scan6m
Reading1 reading
STOP -Read This First!1m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz14m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Composite Data Types

At this point, we’re ready to move into more complex data types, including arrays, slices, maps, and structs. As in the previous module, you’ll have a chance to practice writing code that makes use of these data types....
Reading
7 videos (Total 39 min), 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
M3.1.1 - Arrays7m
M3.1.2 - Slices8m
M3.1.3 - Variable Slices4m
M3.2.1 - Hash Tables6m
M3.2.2 - Maps5m
M3.3.1 - Structs5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Module 4: Protocols and Formats

This final module of the course introduces the use of remote function calls (RFCs) and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) in Go. You’ll learn how to access and manipulate data from external files, and have an opportunity to write several routines using Go that exercise this functionality....
Reading
5 videos (Total 30 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
M4.1.1 - RFCs10m
M4.1.2 - JSON6m
M4.2.1 - File Access, ioutil6m
M4.2.2 - File Access, os4m
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Top Reviews

By NPSep 18th 2018

I have done other courses on Golang from the internet. However, I was looking for a course with assignments and quizzes and this one was quite useful in that respect

By CBOct 20th 2018

It's targeted toward intermediate but I found it a little more "beginner". Lecturer is great and the assignments are fun though

Instructor

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Ian Harris

Professor
Department of Computer Science

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Programming with Google Go Specialization

This specialization introduces the Go programming language from Google and provides learners with an overview of Go's special features. Upon completing the three-course sequence, learners will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to create concise, efficient, and clean applications using Go....
Programming with Google Go

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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