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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Getting Started with Go by University of California, Irvine

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About the Course

Learn the basics of Go, an open source programming language originally developed by a team at Google and enhanced by many contributors from the open source community. This course is designed for individuals with previous programming experience using such languages as C, Python, or Java, and covers the fundamental elements of Go. Topics include data types, protocols, formats, and writing code that incorporates RFCs and JSON. Most importantly, you’ll have a chance to practice writing Go programs and receive feedback from your peers. Upon completing this course, you'll be able to implement simple Go programs, which will prepare you for subsequent study at a more advanced level....

Top reviews


Apr 4, 2020

Great intro. If you already know the basics, you probably don't need this course though. Not much of a deep dive, more of a "skim the surface" type course. Week 4 on IO was the most beneficial for me.


Oct 23, 2020

Very detailed, nice introduction to golang's basic concepts. Might need to google to find better ways to handle some requirements of the assignments, but overall a cool programming language to learn.

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By Andrei S

Jul 15, 2020

Peer review of assignments may be slow and not consistent. Reviewers also do not leave meaningful feedback. It would be much better to make automatic check of programming assignments.

By Shlomi S

Feb 8, 2020

The instructor is great! The course was a bit too basic in my opinion, and even though it targets experienced developers, some basic concepts were explained for too long.

By Jason K

Nov 18, 2020

Some of the assignment instructions were unclear. The one that people were most confused about was read.go, but there were others, as I could see from the discussions.

By Tim C

Jun 15, 2020

Ok general introduction, some of the code was hard to follow along with because it wouldn't compile as typed, which was a bit confusing, but eventually figured it out.

By Anh D

Oct 30, 2019

Current version of Golang is 1.13. The section about project structure and workspace should be updated because now we can use Go module to manage source and packages.

By Ali S K

Mar 10, 2023

Very good course to getting started with Go. Easy to understand and good assignments for the beginning. Peer-grading the assignments is a point which i don't like.

By Frank H

Mar 21, 2022

Would be nice if there were some demo code in *files* specifically that we could download and run? That might be helpful since all demo code given were in snippets.

By Anaet H R

Jan 6, 2020

The course as a beginner will be confused. If you don't have Prior Programming experience then it will be hard to understand the course. Otherwise a Great course.

By Cristian I A C

Jan 11, 2022

I think you should explain more about how to code with examples, I didn't have a problem because I have a lot of experience but the new developers will have it.

By Ronaldo V

Jul 19, 2020

As a experienced developer wanting to delve into Go, I found the content great. If the assignment descriptions were less ambiguous, this would be a 5 star.

By daniel b

Sep 5, 2021

Good, but I had to learn from other resources how to manage my source files, packages and go modules, it would've been nice to have this in the course

By Michael K

Feb 7, 2021

Great Course, really enjoyed the lectures! I think the assignments may need to reviewed and made slightly more detailed as there are some ambiguities.

By Vaibhav K

Oct 3, 2020

It was a good course but I found out that at one place, syntax was wrong and for complete code I was forced to look up on the internet many times.

By Christopher B

Jul 3, 2020

Needs updating. Should point to the Go Language's stdlib documentation. I liked how it kind of let you discover how to write the assignments.

By Jamie P

Aug 15, 2019

Course is good. Peer reviews aren't great. You could have a bot do what other students do. I'd prefer someone experienced to mark my work.

By Rashmil P

Jun 19, 2020

The course was really helpful the only thing is it would be great to cover how to take inputs from the user in various formats.

By Saloni B

Nov 6, 2020

Peer reviews are sometimes incorrect. One should have an option to get it reviewed again or challenge the already done review.


May 10, 2020

there are some syntax errors present in the slides and concept taught in the course is not enough to complete some projects .

By Mayank G

Nov 1, 2018

A nice course designed to deep dive into the basics and also to make sure that some features of the language are also covered.

By Seyed M H M

Sep 28, 2018

the course is helpful but to experienced programmer, it has some minor flaws in it but overall it is a good starting point

By Alisherbek R

Sep 21, 2020

Peer Evaluated assignments are useless, but the professor teaching method and the course itself is worth the time spent

By Adrian T

Jul 5, 2021

Some assignments descriptions like string with size 20, were not clear/maybe copied from other language assignments.

By Lê H Đ

Jul 30, 2021

i think teacher should give more example, the exercise needs some package, command that wasn't mentioned in course

By Jesús A L M

Oct 20, 2020

los compañeros me calificaron mal solo por el idioma teniendo sin tener en cuenta que los algoritmos estaban bien.

By Kevin J

Nov 30, 2019

Fisrt course of Programming with Google Go specialization, complete all homework won't be a problem for learner.