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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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In this chapter, we talked about many handy Go features, including creating and using structures, tuples, strings, and runes, and the functionality of the unicode standard Go package. Additionally, you learned about pattern matching, regular expressions, the processing of JSON and XML files, the switch statement, and the strings standard Go package.

Finally, we developed a key-value store in Go and you learned how to use the types of the math/big package to calculate Pi with the desired accuracy.

In the next chapter, you will learn how you can group and manipulate data using more advanced arrangements, such as binary trees, linked lists, doubly linked lists, queues, stacks, and hash tables. You will also explore the structures that can be found in the container standard Go package, how to perform matrix operations in Go, and how to verify Sudoku puzzles. The last topic...