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Mastering Go – Third Edition - Third Edition

By : Mihalis Tsoukalos
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Mastering Go – Third Edition - Third Edition

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By: Mihalis Tsoukalos

Overview of this book

Mastering Go is the essential guide to putting Go to work on real production systems. This freshly updated third edition includes topics like creating RESTful servers and clients, understanding Go generics, and developing gRPC servers and clients. Mastering Go was written for programmers who want to explore the capabilities of Go in practice. As you work your way through the chapters, you’ll gain confidence and a deep understanding of advanced Go concepts, including concurrency and the operation of the Go Garbage Collector, using Go with Docker, writing powerful command-line utilities, working with JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data, and interacting with databases. You’ll also improve your understanding of Go internals to optimize Go code and use data types and data structures in new and unexpected ways. This essential Go programming book will also take you through the nuances and idioms of Go with exercises and resources to fully embed your newly acquired knowledge. With the help of Mastering Go, you’ll become an expert Go programmer by building Go systems and implementing advanced Go techniques in your projects.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Developing a gRPC client

This section presents the development of the gRPC client based on the api.proto file presented earlier. The main purpose of the client is to test the functionality of the server. However, what is really important is the implementation of three helper functions, each one corresponding to a different RPC call, because these three functions allow you to interact with the gRPC server. The purpose of the main() function of gClient.go is to use these three helper functions.

So, the code of gClient.go is the following:

package main
import (
var port = ":8080"
func AskingDateTime(ctx context.Context, m protoapi.RandomClient) (*protoapi.DateTime, error) {

You can name the AskingDateTime() function anything you want. However, the signature of the function...