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Get started with Temporal and Go

Temporal Go SDK

Take your first steps into building apps with Temporal and Go by setting up your development environment, exploring how Temporal Applications work, and diving into the documentation.

Set up a local development environment for Temporal and Go

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~5 minutes

Make sure you have everything you need to start working with Temporal on your local machine.

Run your first Temporal application with the Go SDK

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~10 minutes

Download and run a small application and explore how Temporal executes Workflows and Activities, and how you can recover from failures.

Build a Temporal App from Scratch in Go

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~20 minutes

Write a program from the ground up with tests.

Run Workers with Temporal Cloud

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~10 minutes

Update your Worker code to connect to Temporal Cloud and run your Workflows.

Take Temporal 101 with Go

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~2 hours, self-paced.

In this course, you will explore the basic building blocks of Temporal: Workflows and Activities. You’ll use these building blocks along with Temporal's Go SDK to develop a small application that communicates with an external service. You'll see how Temporal helps you recover from failures and explore Temporal's execution model and event history. You'll use the Temporal Web UI and Temporal’s command-line tools to explore and interact with your Workflows, and you'll use what you've learned to add new features to your existing Workflow.

Take Temporal 102 with Go

Estimated time: ⏱️ ~4 hours, self-paced.

In this course, you will go beyond the basics of Temporal application development. You will acquire skills necessary to use Temporal throughout the full development lifecycle by learning how to test, debug, deploy, and update applications. You'll encounter several common problems faced by Temporal developers, understand why they occur, and how to identify, solve, and avoid them. Through heavy emphasis on key concepts and best practices, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how Temporal works and how to use it effectively.

Review documentation and other resources

Once you're familiar with the basics, you may want to explore the documentation and code examples.