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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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Additional resources

The following resources will definitely broaden your horizons, so please find some time to read them:

  • The official web page for the Apache web server is located at
  • The official web page for the Nginx web server is located at
  • Should you wish to learn more about the Internet or TCP/IP, and its various services, you should start by reading the RFC documents. One of the places that you can find such documents is at
  • Visit the website of both Wireshark and tshark at to learn more about them.
  • Visit the documentation page for the net standard Go package, which can be found at This is one of the largest documentation pages in the official Go documentation.
  • Visit the documentation page for the net/http Go package at