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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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Calling Go functions from C code

It is also possible to call a Go function from your C code. Therefore, this section will present you with a small example where two Go functions are going to be called from a C program. The Go package is going to be converted into a C shared library that is going to be used in the C program.

The Go package

This subsection will present you with the code of the Go package that will be used in a C program. The name of the Go package needs to be main but its filename can be anything you want; in this case, the filename will be usedByC.go and it will be presented in three parts.

You will learn more about Go packages in Chapter 6, What You Might Not Know About Go Packages and Go Functions.

The first part...