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A complete course with everything you need to know to build reliable, scalable, fast web apps in Go that run in the cloud.
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Build Cloud Apps in Go is a course about learning to build reliable, scalable, fast web apps in Go that run in the cloud. We will start from nothing and work our way to having everything you need for a modern cloud app.
You will learn step-by-step, by building an app called canvas. When you've finished the course, the app we have built together will be ready for your idea, like a blank canvas is ready to be painted on. You will have:
We will keep a focus on writing production-ready code like an experienced programmer would (called idiomatic code) that's easy to read and maintain. And it's not just about building the app, but how to keep it running as well.
If some of these words don't make sense to you yet, don't worry: I'll explain everything along the way.
The course is for you if you
Hey! My name is Markus. I'm your teacher in this course.
I've taught at university during my Master and PhD studies, both in lecture halls and in hands-on classrooms. You'll be in good hands with me. 😊
I never finished that PhD, because I found out my heart is with good software craftmanship, not academia. Besides building courses on this site, I'm a professional Go software consultant. I mainly build scalable cloud systems for clients big and small. Previously I've worked on Uber's storage infrastructure team with a lot of great software engineers. I also write open source software for Go, such as the popular gomponents view library. For more details, check my LinkedIn profile.
On a more personal note, I live in Aarhus, Denmark, with my girlfriend and my little son. I'm a wannabe musician and hardware synthesizer nerd, photographer, diver, happy yearly music festival guest, minimalist, and glitter enthusiast. My parents were and are both teachers, and I admire them for that, among many other things.
The course is a work-in-progress. The available sections so far are: