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Go Standard Library Cookbook

By : Radomír Sohlich
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Go Standard Library Cookbook

By: Radomír Sohlich

Overview of this book

Google's Golang will be the next talk of the town, with amazing features and a powerful library. This book will gear you up for using golang by taking you through recipes that will teach you how to leverage the standard library to implement a particular solution. This will enable Go developers to take advantage of using a rock-solid standard library instead of third-party frameworks. The book begins by exploring the functionalities available for interaction between the environment and the operating system. We will explore common string operations, date/time manipulations, and numerical problems. We'll then move on to working with the database, accessing the filesystem, and performing I/O operations. From a networking perspective, we will touch on client and server-side solutions. The basics of concurrency are also covered, before we wrap up with a few tips and tricks. By the end of the book, you will have a good overview of the features of the Golang standard library and what you can achieve with them. Ultimately, you will be proficient in implementing solutions with powerful standard libraries.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Interacting with the Environment

In this chapter, the following recipes are covered:

  • Retrieving the Golang version
  • Accessing program arguments
  • Creating a program interface with the flag package
  • Getting and setting environment variables with default values
  • Retrieving the current working directory
  • Getting the current process PID
  • Handling operating system signals
  • Calling an external process
  • Retrieving child process information
  • Reading/writing from the child process
  • Shutting down the application gracefully
  • File configuration with functional options