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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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Executing Go code

There is another way to execute your Go code that does not create any permanent executable files – it just generates some intermediate files that are automatically deleted afterward.

The way presented allows you to use Go as if it is a scripting programming language like Python, Ruby, or Perl.

So, in order to run aSourceFile.go without creating an executable file, you will need to execute the following command:

$ go run aSourceFile.go
This is a sample Go program!

As you can see, the output of the preceding command is exactly the same as before.

Please note that with go run, the Go compiler still needs to create an executable file. It is because you do not see it, it is automatically executed, and it is automatically deleted after the program has finished that you might think that there is no need for an executable file.

This book mainly uses go run to execute the example code; primarily because it is simpler than running go build and then executing the executable file. Additionally, go run does not leave any files on your hard disk after the program has finished its execution.