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Mastering Go. - Second Edition

By : Mihalis Tsoukalos
Book Image

Mastering Go. - Second Edition

By: Mihalis Tsoukalos

Overview of this book

Often referred to (incorrectly) as Golang, Go is the high-performance systems language of the future. Mastering Go, Second Edition helps you become a productive expert Go programmer, building and improving on the groundbreaking first edition. Mastering Go, Second Edition shows how to put Go to work on real production systems. For programmers who already know the Go language basics, this book provides examples, patterns, and clear explanations to help you deeply understand Go’s capabilities and apply them in your programming work. The book covers the nuances of Go, with in-depth guides on types and structures, packages, concurrency, network programming, compiler design, optimization, and more. Each chapter ends with exercises and resources to fully embed your new knowledge. This second edition includes a completely new chapter on machine learning in Go, guiding you from the foundation statistics techniques through simple regression and clustering to classification, neural networks, and anomaly detection. Other chapters are expanded to cover using Go with Docker and Kubernetes, Git, WebAssembly, JSON, and more. If you take the Go programming language seriously, the second edition of this book is an essential guide on expert techniques.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
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Where is Go going?

The Go community is already discussing the next major version of Go, which is going to be called Go 2, but there is nothing definitive at the moment.

The intention of the current Go 1 team is to make Go 2 more community driven. Although this is a good idea in general, it is always dangerous when lots of people try to make important decisions about a programming language that was initially designed and developed as an internal project by a small group of great people.

Some of the big changes that are being considered for Go 2 are generics, package versioning, and improved error handling. All these new features are under discussion at the moment and you should not be worried about them, but it is worthwhile to have an idea of the direction that Go is going in.