play-with-go.dev is a series of hands-on, interactive, browser-based guides that
introduce the tools required to work with the Go programming language. It is the natural next
step after "A Tour of Go" which introduces the language itself.
covers the various subcommands of the
staticcheck and many other tools that
will make writing Go programs that much easier and fun!
To get started learning with
play-with-go.dev, simply visit https://play-with-go.dev/.
If you are interested in learning more about the project, in particular how to contribute, please see the contribution guidelines.
play-with-go.dev splash image was kindly created for the project by Egon Elbre.
play-with-go.dev is an experiment designed to test the hypothesis that interactive guides are a more engaging medium
for learning when it comes to developer tools. The
go command and modules lend themselves very well to this type of
guide therefore. We need your feedback and suggestions to help steer
play-with-go.dev in the right direction!
play-with-go.dev is very much by the community, for the community. The goal is to build a platform of high quality,
reviewed and curated content, with a diverse, inclusive and sustainable model for having people contribute and maintain
that content. We want to make it easy for people to contribute and review content, enabled by tooling and continuous
About the authors
play-with-go.dev was created by Paul Jolly and Marcos
Nils. Guides are built using the popular
play-with-docker platform (created by Marcos
Nils and Jonathan Leibiusky). Guides are served via
https://play-with-go.dev/ and run in a user's browser, presenting the guide content on the left, and an interactive
terminal on the right. This terminal is connected to a remote session hosted in Google's
Potential future enhancements to
- integrating Visual Studio Code in the remote session, to enable editing files
- supporting different language translations of a guide (that all share the same script)
- supporting multiple scenarios (multiple platforms, different tool versions) of the same guide
If you have any questions, please feel free to raise an issue or contact us directly.
play-with-go.dev project exists free of charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors (details to follow).
We are looking to broaden that sponsorship base to meet ongoing hosting costs, but also to start a programme of rewarding contributors and reviewers.
If you or your company would like to sponsor the project, please contact us.
Thank you to the following individuals for their help in making
play-with-go.dev happen: Carmen
Andoh, Marcel van Lohuizen, Daniel
Martí, Roger Peppe, Bill
Kennedy, Jon Calhoun, Cory
LaNou, Johnny Boursiquot, Michael
VanSickle, Egon Elbre.