The Best Code Editor for Go Programming Language

In today's Golang video, we will talk about the best code editor in the Go programming language. Is it VSCode? or Goland? We will compare them in terms of pricing, ease of use, customization, navigation, and other extra features.

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Although we still talk about programming as a standalone career, the dominance of technology in our lives makes it clear that coding is much more than a career path. In my opinion, computer science is more than a college major or a high-paid job; it’s a skill, essential for thriving in a modern-day economy.

Whether you work in healthcare, marketing, business, or other fields, you will see more coding and have to deal with a growing number of technologies throughout your entire life.

Now that we live in a tech-driven world, asking “Should I learn to program” is almost synonymous with “Should I learn to speak, read, or count?”

The short answer is: yes.

How to start your journey in coding? The good news is there are plenty of resources to support you all the way through. To save you the trouble of looking them up and choosing the right ones, I created my list of learning platforms that offer well-rounded programming education and help you stay competitive on the job market.

Here are 12+ useful educational resources every coding student should check out.

1. Codegym

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Coding 101: Programming Language Building Blocks

This article will introduce the concepts and topics common to all programming languages, that beginners and experts must know!

Do you want to learn a programming language for the first time?

Do you want to improve as a Programmer?

Well, then you’re in the right place to start. Learn any programming language without difficulty by learning the concepts and topics common to all programming languages.

Let me start by answering the following questions:

  • Why learn Programming?
  • What is Programming?
  • How to Learn a Programming Language?

Why learn Programming❔

Programming develops creative thinking

Programmers solve a problem by breaking it down into workable pieces to understand it better. When you start learning to program, you develop the habit of working your way out in a very structured format. You analyze the problem and start thinking logically and this gives rise to more creative solutions you’ve ever given.

Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.

_– _Stephen Hawking

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.

_- _Steve Jobs

Programming Provides Life-Changing Experiences

Programming always provides you with a new challenge to take risks every time and that teaches you to take risks in your personal life too. The world is filled up with websites, apps, software and when you build these yourself you’ll feel more confident. When a programmer solves a problem that no one has ever solved before it becomes a life-changing experience for them.

What is Programming🤔?

program is a set of instructions to perform a task on a computer.

Programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific task.

Well, according to me programming is like raising a baby. We provide knowledge (data) to help understand a baby what’s happening around. We teach a baby to be disciplined (and much more) by making rules.

Similarly, a computer is like a baby. We set rules and provide data to the computer through executable programs with the help of a Programming Language.

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That’s it👍. If you can understand this basic concept of programming, you’re good to go. Pick up a programming language and start learning. Read the following section to get an idea of where to start.

My recommendation is to choose Python Programming Language as a start, because it’s beginner-friendly.

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The Best Way To Learn Programming Online

In today’s world, it is increasingly easy to access material on programming on the internet. There are tons of courses with video lectures as well as YouTube tutorials labeled something like “Learn PythonIn Just 5 Hours!” Yet many people (including myself in the past) struggle to learn online.

After countless courses and programming crash courses, I’ve finally discovered the methods to get the most out of online learning. In the interest of helping others to benefit from what I’ve learned, I wanted to put together an article laying out how best to learn from online tutorials.

A Word of Caution

The first mistake I made was assuming that I could learn a programming language in several hours or through a short course. Even if the videos are well structured and information-dense, your brain simply can’t learn that quickly. Well, at least not all the details; you can get a good understanding of a language or framework in several hours, but you might have to spend more time than the length of the tutorial. At best, you will have a good grasp of the language if the video/class was a decent one but you won’t be fluent quite yet.

The second mistake I made, and the most fatal one is that I followed the videos too closely.

Why You Shouldn’t Follow The Videos

Anyone (who isn’t a natural genius) and has had to memorize something knows that reading alone won’t do the trick. Active recall, or remembering the information without being able to see the answer, is the key to remembering. Likewise, having to recall concepts in programming is the key to remembering them.

It is extremely easy to play a 5-hour long tutorial on Python at 2x speed and simply copy the code being written by the instructor. Yes, you’ll have the same generic to-do app or weather app that they do, but you won’t have the concepts drilled into your brain.

Instead of coding alongside the videos line-by-line, my rule of thumb is to** watch the videos for 10 minutes at a time, then pause it and try to come up with the code that the instructor wrote without looking at it**. In doing this, your brain is making an effort to come up with this new information, making it last much longer.

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Code Trashing Symptom

There are a set of skills and qualities which make the ideal software

developer we are all searching to be or searching for to employ. However, right now I am going to emphasize the importance of a quality that is mostly found in senior developers.

As a beginner, I remember the enthusiasm when I implemented my first app. It was in VisualBasic v6.0 with very basic UI and logic. From there on,

it was very hard to leave the keyboard without writing code daily. At

first, it was VB, then some HTML, JavaScript (when it was very buggy),

Java, and sometime later I became a true working developer/team-leader

for many years.

Reliving those days when I was an enthusiast developer, I remember the powerful feeling that kept me on my path. I was (and still) addicted to code. But it is not code I was after. It is the vast feeling of creating something your own. Creating something from within. This strong feeling of a new creation is addictive.

The problem with addiction is that you don’t recognize the limits of

yourself and your creations. Consequently, you are not guided by your

consciousness.

As a leader of development teams in different projects, I came across a

variety of situations with different developers. But this same question I kept hearing from time to time, “This is a great piece of code, do you really want me to remove it?”, and it is really a great piece of code with the ultimate design.

But what you shouldn’t forget that you and your team are here to accomplish something meaningful for your clients and users! Thus writing a greatly designed code with low correlation to requirements isn’t going to change anything.

When I moved to my current team and project, I found out that the project’s code was written beautifully and well designed. But it was insignificant to our client’s future requirements.

One of the best decisions I made was to gradually re-implement (remove old code and write a new one without reference nor copy-pasting any parts). The reason being the already written code was a big hurdle to bend to any new requirements we received

Sometimes it’ll be hard to ask for, especially when you’re asking the original author of the code. But always remind him of these facts: your main focus is your clients; if you miss your code, Github will always remember it for you.

Acknowledging your addiction to code is your first step to overcoming your unconscious desire to create worthless stuff that no one will use (and believe me, it hurts more to find out that your code is useless than

removing a code you’ve written).

Final Thoughts

From my personal experience, when you implement something hard to solve the first time, most of your energy and thoughts are invested in solving the problem and not in the most relevant design for the given requirements.

Rewriting the same code a second time gives you a second chance to spend your time (almost solely) in design (since the problem is already

solved).

The best design is a design made for the current (known) requirements and not future mystic stuff that we just came up with.

**Remember: **Refactor! Don’t predict!

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Wiley  Mayer

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What Is Code Golfing And Biggest Such Tournaments


Code Golf is a game that is designed to let programmers show off their excellency in codes by solving problems in the least number of characters. The word “Golf” in code golfing refers to the popular game golf where two players compete with each other, and the one with the fewest club strokes wins.

Similar to the golf game, code golf is a competition where the winner achieves the specifications in the fewest keystrokes. It is basically a kind of recreational computer programming competition where the participants compete to achieve the shortest possible source code that implements a certain algorithm.

Code Golfing can be said as a classic playground for programmers where the main attempt is to solve a problem with the least number of characters. It is written in Go language, licensed under MIT and is available on GitHub.


Code Golf is free and supports various programming languages including Python, Haskell, JavaScript, Julia, Perl, Rust, Swift, Ruby and more. Currently, it provides a number of games including 12 days of Christmas, Abundant numbers, Fizz Buzz, 99 Bottles of Beer, Diamonds, Evil Numbers and much more. If you are playing for the first time, it has been suggested to start with a simple game, such as Fizz Buzz.

How Code Golfing Works

Below here, we listed general tips of Code Golf that are implemented in popular languages like

Python and others.

  1. Conditional Statement:

Original- if a<b:return a

else:return b

**Code Golf- **return(b,a)[a<b]

  1. AND Operators

Original- if a > 1 and b > 1 and 3 > a and 5 > b: foo()

Code Golf- if 3 > a > 1 < b < 5: foo()

  1. Multiple Statements

Original- while foo(a):

print a;a*=2

**Code Golf- *while foo(a):print a;a=2

  1. Replacing Append

**Original- **A.append(B)

**Code Golf- **A+=B,

  1. Ceil Value of a Real Number

**Original- **from math import ceil

n = 3/2

print(ceil(n))

Code Golf- n = 3/2

print(-(-n//1))

SEE ALSO

How Does The Score Work?

The score of your solution is the count of the Unicode characters in your source code. This means both “A” (U+0041 Latin Capital Letter A) and “” (U+1F609 Winking Face) cost the same despite the 1:4 ratio in byte count in UTF-8.

For each hole, the shortest solution is awarded 1,000 points, with the points decreasing in uniform decrements per rank. Your overall score is simply the sum of your points in each hole. Also, the execution time is limited to 5 seconds.


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