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Our Go trainers will upskill your team not only in Go fundamentals, but share the same core design philosophies, guidelines, and idioms we use to write to production level software.

Go Training - Ardan labs

Our Go Curriculum

7 Courses

3 Instructors

100+ Hours

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Ultimate Go: Classic

There will be very little time spent on specific Go syntax. Our time will be spent learning how to read and comprehend Go code with a big focus on “if performance matters” then these things matter.

with Bill Kennedy
  20 Hrs
  Beginner - Intermediate

Course Description

The Ultimate Go Classic class has been designed over the past 8 years and goes beyond just being a Go language class. There will be very little time spent on specific Go syntax. Our time will be spent learning how to read and comprehend Go code with a big focus on “if performance matters” then these things matter.

Course Outline

  • Data-Oriented Design
  • Memory Semantics and Allocations
  • Mechanical Sympathy with Hardware and Runtime
  • Data Semantics
  • Polymorphism with Interfaces
  • Decoupling Mechanics / Semantics
  • Compositional Design
  • Scheduler Semantics
  • Goroutines
  • Data Races
  • Synchronization / Orchestration
  • CPU and Memory Profiling
  • Tracing Programs
  • Micro/Macro level profiling

Practical Go for Developers

Training class helps experienced engineers get effective with the Go programming language and learn by writing code to solve common programming tasks.

with Miki Tebeka
  16 Hrs
  Beginner - Intermediate

Course Description

The Practical Go for Developers training class helps experienced engineers get effective with the Go programming language and learn by writing code to solve common programming tasks.

Course Outline

  • Strings & formatted output
  • Calling REST APIs
  • Working with files
  • Interfaces & Panics
  • Sorting
  • Catching panics
  • Processing text
  • Concurrency
  • Distributing work
  • Timeouts & cancellation
  • Project Engineering
  • Testing your code
  • Structuring your code
  • Writing an HTTP server
  • Adding metrics & logging
  • Configuration patterns

Performance Go for Developers

This course is aimed for experienced Go developers who’d like to extend their knowledge.

with Miki Tebeka
  16 Hrs
  Intermediate

Course Description

The Performance Go for Developers training class is aimed for experienced Go developers who’d like to extend their knowledge.

Course Outline

  • Writing custom errors and the case of the nil error
  • Stronger abstractions with small interfaces and using type assertions
  • Customizing behavior by implementing interfaces in the standard library
  • Reducing code size by using generics
  • Going faster with CPU optimization
  • Reducing memory usage
  • Writing middleware for common tasks
  • Advanced JSON serialization
  • Streaming responses for large dynamic data
  • Securing your server
  • Utilizing workspaces to developing two dependant modules (such as application & logging library)
  • Using build tags for platform dependent code
  • Task automation with “go generate”, code that writes code
  • Avoiding mocks by spinning services

Practical Go Services

This course is for Go developers who need to improve writing services and learn industry best practices. During this workshop we’ll develop a web service and implement the topics we discuss.

with Miki Tebeka
  16 Hrs
  Intermediate

Course Description:

This workshop is for Go developers who need to improve writing services and learn industry best practices. During this workshop we’ll develop a web service and implement the topics we discuss.

Course Outline

  • Writing a Web Service
  • Storage & Health
  • Testing & Performance
  • Securing Your Application

Ultimate: Debugging

This course is for Go developers who need to improve writing services and learn industry best practices. During this workshop we’ll develop a web service and implement the topics we discuss.

with Derek Parker
  16 Hrs
  Intermediate

Course Description:

The Ultimate Go Debugging course is designed for developers who want to learn how to be proficient debugging Go software using the Delve debugger. Developers who have never used a debugger before to those who have experience with Delve, GDB or LLDB, will gain important and practical skills and knowledge. Everyone who takes this class will walk away with practical information, tips, and tricks which can be used in their day-to-day development workflow.

Your team can take the full course or just the Bootcamp versions:

  • Ultimate Go Debugging Bootcamp (Days 1-2-3)
  • Advanced Ultimate Go Debugging Bootcamp (Days 4-5)
  • Ultimate Go Debugging Bootcamp Training (All 5 Days)

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started, Navigating your program, Inspecting program state, Changing program state.
  • Advanced program navigation
  • Tracing programs
  • Examining core dumps (post mortem debugging)
  • Record and Replay debugging.
  • Scripting Delve
  • Using the JSON-RPC API
  • Remote Debugging.
  • Debugging containerized app
  • Debugging on Kubernetes
  • Using pprof profiling tools
  • Using perf on Go binaries
  • Deep dive into Delve
  • Go internals

Ultimate Go: Service with Kubernetes

This course teaches you how to build production-level services in Go, leveraging the power of Kubernetes.

with Bill Kennedy
  25 Hrs
  Intermediate - Advanced

Course Description

The Ultimate Go Service with Kubernetes class has been designed over the past 5 years and goes beyond just being a Go service class. This course teaches you how to build production-level services in Go, leveraging the power of Kubernetes.

From the beginning of the course, you will pair-program with your instructor Bill Kennedy as he walks you through the design philosophies, architectural decisions, and best practices as they apply to engineering a production-ready Go service.

With each new feature that is added to the service, you will learn how to deploy and manage the Kubernetes environment used to run the service. Throughout the class, the code being worked on is pushed to a repository for personal access and review.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Modules
  • Kurbernetes
  • Initial Service Design
  • HTTP Routing Basics
  • Web Framework
  • Middleware
  • JSON Web Tokens (JWT)
  • Authentication / Authorization
  • Database Support
  • Database Migrations and Seeding
  • Business Packages
  • Testing Data Business Packages
  • REST API
  • Open Telemetry
  • Review Service Project
  • Beyond The Branch

Ultimate Go: Advanced Engineering

This Course has been designed to teach advanced Go concepts by building a reference implementation of a blockchain in Go!

with Bill Kennedy
  20 Hrs
  Advanced

Course Description

The Ultimate Go Advanced Engineering class has been designed over the past year and will teach advanced Go concepts by building a reference implementation of a blockchain in Go! The goal of this class is to share how to code complex engineering tasks required to build a blockchain technology.

From the beginning, you will pair-program with the instructor, walking through the design philosophies and guidelines used to engineer the code. Throughout the class, you will learn more about Go and the advanced engineering features of the language.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Blockchain Fundamentals
  • Genesis
  • Digital Signatures
  • Database
  • Cryptographic Audit Trails
  • Memory Pools
  • Accepting Signed Transactions
  • Mining
  • Storage
  • Peer to Peer Networking
  • Wallets

Custom Practical Go Training and Boot Camps

Our custom hands-on Go training contains several modules that you can choose from to create a syllabus tailored to your needs - we have a lot of experience with Go and development at large. We can build the right training for you.

with Miki Tebeka
  8 to 30 Hrs
  Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced

Course Description:

Our custom hands-on Go training contains several modules that you can choose from to create a syllabus tailored to your needs. Feel free to reach out if you have a need that is not converted by the following topics - we have a lot of experience with Go and development at large.

These classes are led by Miki Tebeka. Miki has more than 25 years of experience developing software for clients, with 11 of those years writing code in Go. Miki is the author of several books, a LinkedIn Learning author and a very busy teacher. Miki teaching style is “hands on” - you’re going to write a lot of coding during these sessions.

  • Each module takes between 3.5 and 4 hours to complete
  • Some modules can be turned into 2 hour blocks
  • Custom Training is taught Monday through Thursday for 4 hours each day

Modules Available

  • Variables, Conditions & Loops
  • Collections Types
  • Functions
  • Error Handling
  • Structs & Methods
  • Interfaces
  • Goroutines & Channels
  • The “sync” and “sync/atomic” packages
  • Logging & Metrics
  • Timeouts & Cancellations
  • Project Management
  • Testing
  • HTTP Clients
  • HTTP Servers
  • Protocol Buffers
  • gRPC Basics
  • gRPC Topics *
  • Writing Secure Go Code
  • Static Analysis
  • The Empty Interface
  • Iota & Enums
  • Working with Files
  • Working with Relational Databases
  • Calling non-Go Code
  • Working with Time
  • Configuration
  • Networking
  • Sorting
  • Building
  • Regular Expressions

Flexible Team Training Solutions

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    Instructor-led Live Online Training

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    Instructor-led Onsite Training

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    Self-Paced Online Training

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    Hybrid Training Solutions

Our Go Instructors

Bill Kennedy - Ardan labs

Bill Kennedy

Bill has been developing software professionally for more than 30 years. In 2013 he became a pioneer using Go and now has trained over 25,000 engineers worldwide. He also is the author of the book Go in Action, Ultimate Go Notebook, and is the main contributor to our blog.

Miki Tebeka - Ardan labs

Miki Tebeka

Miki is a thought leader and developer with 25 + years of cutting edge software development experience. He’s taught many workshops on various technical subjects all over the world at companies such as AT&T, Oracle, Dropbox, J.P. Morgan, and others. Miki is involved in open source, both in the Go and Python worlds.

Derek Parker - Ardan labs

Derek Parker

Derek is the creator of Delve, the Go programming language debugger. He has been developing software for over a decade and has traveled the world speaking at conferences and teaching workshops about debugging. Derek has put together the Ultimate Go Debugging workshop to level up developers of all skill levels in the art of debugging code

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