Let’s Go! Learn to Build Professional Web Applications With Golang

Let’s Go! Learn to Build Professional Web Applications With Golang

English | 2023 | 426 Pages | PDF, EPUB, HTML | 23 MB

Go is a great language for building web applications. But teaching yourself from blog posts and the standard-library documentation can often leave you with more questions than answers.

You might be wondering:

  • Where can I see a concrete example of a real-world web application?
  • How is it best to structure and organize my code?
  • How do I make sure I’m not making any mistakes when it comes to security?
  • How do I use modules to manage and version control dependencies?
  • And how do I effectively test my web application?
  • Let’s Go answers these questions for you — and a whole lot more.

The book guides you through the start-to-finish build of a real-world application, so you’ll gain all the knowledge, understanding and confidence you need to create production-ready applications with Go.

What You’ll Learn…

All the fundamentals — How to start a server, create handlers, send responses, route requests and serve static files.

Structure and organization — How to create an idiomatic and scalable structure for your web application.

Using Modules — How to use Go’s new Module functionality to manage and version control your dependencies.

Managing configuration — How to use command-line flags and dependency injection to manage your application settings.

Logging and Error Handling — How to implement leveled logging and centralized error handling.

SQL databases — How to design a database model, set up a connection pool, and execute statements and queries.

HTML templating — How to cache your templates, display dynamic data, create custom functions and handle runtime errors.

Middleware — How to create your own middleware to perform common actions (like logging requests and recovering panics).

RESTful routing — How to create a modern request routing structure that follows the principles of REST.

Form validation — How to implement reusable and user-friendly pattern for validating forms and displaying errors.

Session management — How to use and configure sessions to persist data between requests.

Using HTTPS — How to correctly setup a HTTPS server and configure it for improved performance and security.

Prevent common vulnerabilities — How to prevent SQL injection, CSRF, XSS, clickjacking and slow-client attacks.

Authentication and authorization — How to safely encrypt user passwords and add signup, login and logout functionality.

Request context — How to use Go’s context.Context to pass data between your middleware and handlers.

Testing — How to create unit tests, integration tests and end-to-end tests, mock dependencies and measure test coverage.

And most importantly… How to put it together in a fully-functioning application!