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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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Two handy UNIX utilities

There are times when a UNIX program fails for some unknown reason or does not perform well and you want to find out why without having to rewrite your code and add a plethora of debugging statements.

This section will present two command-line utilities that allow you to see the C system calls executed by an executable file. The names of the two tools are strace(1) and dtrace(1) and they allow you to inspect the operation of a program.

Please remember that at the end of the day, all programs that work on UNIX machines end up using C system calls to communicate with the UNIX kernel and perform most of their tasks.

Although both tools can work with the go run command, you will get less unrelated output if you first create an executable file using go build and use this file. This mainly occurs because, as you already know, go run makes various temporary files...