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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

The Uses of Composite Types

In the previous chapter, we talked about many core Go topics, including numeric data types, arrays, slices, maps, pointers, constants, the for loop, the range keyword, and how to work with times and dates.

This chapter will explore more advanced Go features, such as tuples and strings, the strings standard Go package, and the switch statement, but, most importantly, it will look at structures, which are used extensively in Go.

The chapter will also show you how to work with JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) text files, how to implement a simple key-value store, how to define regular expressions, and how to perform pattern matching in Go.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Go structures and the struct keyword
  • Go tuples
  • Go strings, runes, and string literals
  • Working with the JSON text format
  • Working with the XML...