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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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The switch statement

The main reason for presenting the switch statement in this chapter is because a switch case can use regular expressions. Firstly, however, take a look at this simple switch block:

    switch asString { 
    case "1": 
        fmt.Println("One!") 
    case "0": 
        fmt.Println("Zero!") 
    default: 
        fmt.Println("Do not care!") 
    } 

The preceding switch block can differentiate between the "1" string, the "0" string, and everything else (default).

Having a match all remaining cases case in a switch block is considered a very good practice. However, as the order of the cases in a switch block does matter, the match all remaining cases case should be put last. In Go, the name of the match all remaining cases case is default.

However, a switch statement can be much more flexible...