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Learning Go Programming

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Learning Go Programming

Overview of this book

The Go programming language has firmly established itself as a favorite for building complex and scalable system applications. Go offers a direct and practical approach to programming that let programmers write correct and predictable code using concurrency idioms and a full-featured standard library. This is a step-by-step, practical guide full of real world examples to help you get started with Go in no time at all. We start off by understanding the fundamentals of Go, followed by a detailed description of the Go data types, program structures and Maps. After this, you learn how to use Go concurrency idioms to avoid pitfalls and create programs that are exact in expected behavior. Next, you will be familiarized with the tools and libraries that are available in Go for writing and exercising tests, benchmarking, and code coverage. Finally, you will be able to utilize some of the most important features of GO such as, Network Programming and OS integration to build efficient applications. All the concepts are explained in a crisp and concise manner and by the end of this book; you would be able to create highly efficient programs that you can deploy over cloud.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Learning Go Programming
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Chapter 1. A First Step in Go

In the first chapter of the book, you will be introduced to Go and take a tour of the features that have made the language a favorite among its adopters. The start of the chapter provides the motivation behind the Go programming language. If you are impatient, however, you are welcome to skip to any of the other topics and learn how to write your first Go program. Finally, the Go in a nutshell section provides a high-level summary of the characteristics of the language.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • The Go programming language

  • Playing with Go

  • Installing Go

  • Your first Go program

  • Go in a nutshell