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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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Cross-compilation is the process of generating a binary executable file for a different architecture than the one on which you are working.

The main benefit that you receive from cross-compilation is that you do not need a second or third machine to create executable files for different architectures. This means that you basically need just a single machine for your development. Fortunately, Go has built-in support for cross-compilation.

For the purpose of this section, we are going to use the Go code of xCompile.go to illustrate the cross-compilation process. The Go code of xCompile.go is as follows:

package main 
import ( 
func main() { 
    fmt.Print("You are using ", runtime.Compiler, " ") 
    fmt.Println("on a", runtime.GOARCH, "machine")