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Hands-On High Performance with Go

By : Bob Strecansky
Book Image

Hands-On High Performance with Go

By: Bob Strecansky

Overview of this book

Go is an easy-to-write language that is popular among developers thanks to its features such as concurrency, portability, and ability to reduce complexity. This Golang book will teach you how to construct idiomatic Go code that is reusable and highly performant. Starting with an introduction to performance concepts, you’ll understand the ideology behind Go’s performance. You’ll then learn how to effectively implement Go data structures and algorithms along with exploring data manipulation and organization to write programs for scalable software. This book covers channels and goroutines for parallelism and concurrency to write high-performance code for distributed systems. As you advance, you’ll learn how to manage memory effectively. You’ll explore the compute unified device architecture (CUDA) application programming interface (API), use containers to build Go code, and work with the Go build cache for quicker compilation. You’ll also get to grips with profiling and tracing Go code for detecting bottlenecks in your system. Finally, you’ll evaluate clusters and job queues for performance optimization and monitor the application for performance regression. By the end of this Go programming book, you’ll be able to improve existing code and fulfill customer requirements by writing efficient programs.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Learning about Performance in Go
Section 2: Applying Performance Concepts in Go
Section 3: Deploying, Monitoring, and Iterating on Go Programs with Performance in Mind

Retrieving package dependencies with go get and go mod

As you construct Go programs, you'll likely run into places where you'd like to add dependencies. go get downloads and installs packages and their dependencies. The invocation stanza for go get is go get [-d] [-f] [-t] [-u] [-v] [-fix] [-insecure] [build flags] [packages].

Go 1.11 added preliminary support for Go modules. We learned how to utilize Go modules in Chapter 6, Composing Readable Go Code, under the Go modules section.

A Go mod vendor is often included as part of the Go build system since we can use vendored dependencies in our Go programs. There are positives and negatives to vendoring dependencies in your code base. Having all of the required dependencies available locally during build time can make the build faster. If the upstream repository that you're using for your build dependencies changes...