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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

Queues in Go

A queue is a special kind of linked list where each new element is inserted to the head and removed from the tail of the linked list. I do not need a figure to describe a queue; imagine going to a bank and waiting for the people that came before you to finish their transactions before you can talk to a bank teller.

The main advantage of queues is simplicity. You only need two functions to access a queue, which means that you have to worry about fewer things going wrong and you can implement a queue any way you want as long as you can offer support for those two functions.

Implementing a queue in Go

The program that will illustrate the Go implementation of a queue is called queue.go, and it will be presented in five parts...