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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

An introduction to git and GitHub

GitHub is a website and service for storing and building software. You can work on GitHub using its graphical user interface or using command-line utilities. On the other hand, git(1) is a command-line utility that can do many things, including working with GitHub repositories.

An alternative to GitHub is GitLab. Most, if not all, of the presented git(1) commands and options will work for communicating with GitLab without any modifications.

This section will offer you a quick introduction to git(1) and its most common and frequently used commands.

Using git

Note that git(1) has a huge number of commands and options that you do not need to use on a daily basis. In this subsection, I am going to present...