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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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Panic and recover

This section will present you with a tricky technique that was first mentioned in the previous chapter. This technique involves the use of the panic() and recover() functions and will be presented in panicRecover.go, which you will see in three parts.

Strictly speaking, panic() is a built-in Go function that terminates the current flow of a Go program and starts panicking. On the other hand, the recover() function, which is also a built-in Go function, allows you to take back control of a goroutine that just panicked using panic().

The first part of the program is next:

package main 
import ( 
func a() { 
    fmt.Println("Inside a()") 
    defer func() { 
        if c := recover(); c != nil { 
            fmt.Println("Recover inside a()!") 
    fmt.Println("About to call b()")