Go Language Basics

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Learning the fundamentals of a new programming language is key to your success in using the language to its fullest. Learn the Go language syntax, including working with variables and types, as well as for, if, switch, and defer statements.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • describe the background and basic features of the Go programming language
    recognize a simple Go program and how it is created and executed
    work with packages and imports, and recognize the more commonly used packages from the Go standard library
    declare and initialize variables and constants in Go
    work with pointers in Go programs, including passing by value and passing by reference
    recognize the basic types in the Go language and describe type inference
  • work with functions, including passing arguments and returning values
    recognize and work with the for statement in Go programs
    recognize and work with the if statement in Go programs
    recognize and work with the switch statement in Go programs
    recognize and work with the defer statement in Go programs
    write a Go program that uses flow control statements

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