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Nestor Zepeda
Nestor Zepeda

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Best backend course?

Hey everyone!

I'm wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for a course to sharpen up my backend skills. Ideally in Node or Golang. I'm currently a front-end dev so I am pretty comfortable with front-end React stuff, however, I feel like my backend skills have started to slip. I've looked up some courses, but most I've found tend to be full-stack, with not a whole lot of emphasis on the backend.

Any recommendations are welcome!

Thanks!

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Antonio Radovcic

If you can/want to afford it: usegolang.com is worth every penny. You're building a complete web-app in Go.

If you like to dip into functional programming, I highly recommend taking a look at Elixir: codestool.coding-gnome.com/courses...
The course doesn't go into great detail on Phoenix, but you're building a hangman-game which also works in the browser. If you're in no rush to get to production fast, check out Elixir.

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Matin Sasanpour

Maximilian SchwarzmΓΌller is the best (beside Mosh Hamedani).
I've done this course, it's great: udemy.com/course/nodejs-the-comple...

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Nadav Goldstein

Hi! I dunno about courses, but if you're planning on developing a microservice in AWS, this tool will make it a simple as it can be!

github.com/nadav96/rocketsam

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rhymes

I don't know about video courses about Go, there are a few linked on Go's wiki but I've never taken one.

Timeless DEV post...

How to write a kickass README

Arguably the single most important piece of documentation for any open source project is the README. A good README not only informs people what the project does and who it is for but also how they use and contribute to it.

If you write a README without sufficient explanation of what your project does or how people can use it then it pretty much defeats the purpose of being open source as other developers are less likely to engage with or contribute towards it.