Once thought relics of a mouseless age, command-line interfaces (CLIs) are making a huge comeback in a new and evolved form. Go is a great platform for CLI development due to its raw power, easy syntax, and painless distribution. Steve Francia and Ashley McNamara teach the techniques, principles, and libraries you need to build great CLI apps, covering everything from designing commands to working with and parsing flags, config files, and remote config systems and working with environment variables and 12-factor apps.
You’ll learn how to create user-friendly command-line interfaces as well as command suites and will reinforce your knowledge by building your own app. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a working knowledge of Go and your very own functioning CLI app.
Steve Francia is a Gopher at Google as well as an author, speaker, and developer. Steve is the creator of Hugo, Cobra, spf13-vim. Previously, he was an exec at Docker and MongoDB. Steve serves on the board of Drupal.
Ashley is a tech industry veteran, starting from homebrew hardware all the way through cloud advocacy, community management, and mentorship. She is currently a Developer Advocate for Microsoft, with a focus on Cloud Native tools and the Go community. She is an active chapter leader and mentor within the Women Who Go community and also on the board of the GoBridge foundation. Her passion is helping more underrepresented individuals join and feel comfortable in tech and being a resource for new developers trying to find their way.
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