About This Book


All source code used in this book is Free Software, released under the terms of the GPL v3.

The remainder of the book is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Sing along with Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software movement!


The Sphinx source code for this book is available on on Github.

The latest version of this book is published at Read the Docs. It is also available in PDF and ePub formats.

Classroom Instruction

Classroom instruction in Go, Python, SQL, REST API development, cloud deployment, and continuous integration is available from the author in Silicon Valley, or on demand anywhere in the world, for groups of five to twelve students. Contact the author for more information.


Jason McVetta is an independent consultant, teacher, and Free Software activist based in beautiful-but-too-cold San Francisco. He studied government and philosophy in college, but was unwilling to sell his soul to the Demopublicratican Party, so he went to work in software. After 12 years as a professional Pythonist he met his new love, Go. He is able to fly without mechanical assistance.


This is a Free book, but you are more than welcome to pay me for it! You are under no obligation, legal or moral, to do so. But I can always use a couple bucks for coffee. =)