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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)
Title Page


In this chapter, you learned about many interesting Go topics, including numeric data types, maps, arrays, and slices, as well as Go pointers, Go constants and loops, and how Go allows you to work with dates and times. You should understand by now why slices are superior to arrays.

The next chapter will be about building and using composite types in Go, which mainly includes types that are created with the struct keyword and are called structures. After that, we will talk about string variables and tuples.

Additionally, the next chapter will talk about regular expressions and pattern matching, which are tricky subjects not only in Go but also in every other programming language. However, when used properly and carefully, regular expressions and pattern matching can make the life of a developer so much easier that it is totally worth learning more about them.

JSON is a very...