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Go Design Patterns

By : Mario Castro Contreras
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Go Design Patterns

By: Mario Castro Contreras

Overview of this book

Go is a multi-paradigm programming language that has built-in facilities to create concurrent applications. Design patterns allow developers to efficiently address common problems faced during developing applications. Go Design Patterns will provide readers with a reference point to software design patterns and CSP concurrency design patterns to help them build applications in a more idiomatic, robust, and convenient way in Go. The book starts with a brief introduction to Go programming essentials and quickly moves on to explain the idea behind the creation of design patterns and how they appeared in the 90’s as a common "language" between developers to solve common tasks in object-oriented programming languages. You will then learn how to apply the 23 Gang of Four (GoF) design patterns in Go and also learn about CSP concurrency patterns, the "killer feature" in Go that has helped Google develop software to maintain thousands of servers. With all of this the book will enable you to understand and apply design patterns in an idiomatic way that will produce concise, readable, and maintainable software.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Go Design Patterns
About the Author
About the Reviewer
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Integrated Development Environment - IDE

An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is basically a user interface to help developers, code their programs by providing a set of tools to speed up common tasks during development process like compiling, building, or managing dependencies. The IDEs are powerful tools that take some time to master and the purpose of this book is not to explain them (an IDE like Eclipse has its own books).

In Go, you have many options but there are only two that are fully oriented to Go development LiteIDE and Intellij Gogland. LiteIDE is not the most powerful though but Intellij has put lots of efforts to make Gogland a very nice editor with completion, debugging, refactoring, testing, visual coverage, inspections, etc. Common IDEs or text editors that have a Go plugin/integration are as following:

  • IntelliJ Idea

  • Sublime Text 2/3

  • Atom

  • Eclipse

But you can also find Go plugins for:

  • Vim

  • Visual Studio and Visual Code

The IntelliJ Idea and Atom IDEs, for the time of this writing, has the support for debugging using a plugin called Delve. The IntelliJ Idea is bundled with the official Go plugin. In Atom you'll have to download a plugin called Go-plus and a debugger that you can find searching the word Delve.