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Online Course

Functions, Methods, and Interfaces in Go

University of California, Irvine via Coursera

Overview

Continue your exploration of the Go programming language as you learn about functions, methods, and interfaces. Topics include the implementation of functions, function types, object-orientation in Go, methods, and class instantiation. As with the first course in this series, you’ll have an opportunity to create your own Go applications so you can practice what you’re learning.

Syllabus

MODULE 1: FUNCTIONS AND ORGANIZATION
-Continue your exploration of the Go programming language as you learn about functions, methods, and interfaces. Topics include the implementation of functions, function types, object-orientation in Go, methods, and class instantiation. As with the first course in this series, you’ll have an opportunity to create your own Go applications so you can practice what you’re learning. The first module introduces the concept of functions and shows you how to use them to manipulate data programmatically. Once again, the treatment of the topic begins at a fairly rudimentary level to ensure everyone is starting from the same point in terms of basic concepts.

MODULE 2: FUNCTION TYPES
-This second module continues to explore the use of functions in Go. You’ll continue learning about the capabilities and features of functions, and write a routine that solves a practical physics problem.

MODULE 3: OBJECT ORIENTATION IN GO
-Functions in Go have many useful and powerful capabilities, which you’ll explore in this module. At the end, you’ll develop a Go routine that takes full advantage of Go’s object orientation.

MODULE 4: INTERFACES FOR ABSTRACTION
-This last module rounds out the course by introducing several new concepts including interfaces and polymorphism. You’ll finish the module – and course – by creating a Go routine that creates instances of a class and allows you to query its properties.

Taught by

Ian Harris

Reviews

2.7 rating, based on 3 reviews

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  • Abhijith G.

    Abhijith completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The staff do not seem to be active on the forums. This is especially important since quizzes contain mistakes and assignments are unclear.

    Generally, little attention has been paid to detail:
    * Mistake(s) in quizzes
    * Lack of clear problem description and expectations in assignments
    * Lack of communication from course staff
    * Mistakes in the slides which are presented in the lectures
    * Basic code formatting in the code samples on the slides/quizzes are missing.

    That said, the lectures are pretty helpful and cover aspects of go (functional programming) that most go tutorials do not. If the problems are fixed, this would make a pretty decent go course.

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    D4r9k

    D4r9k completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The course is for intermediate student with already programming knowledge. If you don't care the certificate just follow and practice this guide https://tour.golang.org . Low response in the forums. Weird assignments sometimes with not clear instructions.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It's far too basic even for a beginner-level course. I can't fathom how it got any of the 4 or 5 star reviews on Coursera ... must have been a bunch of total newbies who have had very little exposure to programming.

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