The Go programming language was developed at Google to solve the problems they faced while developing software for their infrastructure. They needed a language that was statically typed without slowing down the developer, would compile and execute instantaneously, take advantage of multicore processors, and make working across distributed systems, effortless.
The mission of Distributed computing with Go is to make reasoning about concurrency and parallelism, effortless and provide the reader with the confidence to design and implement such programs in Go. We will start by digging into the core concepts behind goroutines and channels, the two fundamental concepts in Go around which the language is built. Next, we will design and build a distributed search engine using Go and Go's standard library.