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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

Go list

go list performs the action of listing named packages and modules, as well as displaying important build information about files, imports, and dependencies. The invocation stanza for go list is usage: go list [-f format] [-json] [-m] [list flags] [build flags] [packages].

Having access to the data structures that are the main pieces of the build process is powerful. We can use go list to find out a lot about the programs that we are building. For example, take the following simple program, which prints a message and computes a square root for the end user:

package main

import (

func main() {
fmt.Println("Hello Gophers")

If we want to find out about all the dependencies that we have for our particular project, we can invoke the go list -f '{{.Deps}}' command.

The result will be a...