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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

Stacks in Go

A stack is a data structure that looks like a pile of plates. The last plate that goes on the top of the pile is the one that will be used first when you need to use a new plate.

Like a queue, the main advantage of a stack is its simplicity because you only have to worry about implementing two functions in order to be able to work with a stack: adding a new node to the stack and removing a node from the stack.

Implementing a stack in Go

It is now time to look at the implementation of a stack in Go. This will be illustrated in the stack.go source file. Once again, a linked list will be used for implementing the stack. As you know, you will need two functions: one function named Push() for putting things on the stack and...