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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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About the author

Mihalis Tsoukalos is a UNIX administrator, a programmer, a DBA, and a mathematician who enjoys writing technical books and articles and learning new things. He is the author of Go Systems Programming and Mastering Go. He has written more than 250 technical articles for many magazines, including Sys Admin, MacTech, Linux User and Developer, Usenix ;login:, Linux Format, and Linux Journal. His research interests include databases, visualization, statistics and machine learning.

You can reach him at and @mactsouk.

Mihalis is also a photographer.

I would like to thank the people at Packt Publishing for helping me to write this book, including my technical reviewer, Mat Ryer, and Kishor Rit for answering all my questions and encouraging me during the whole process.
I would like to dedicate this book to the loving memory of my parents, Ioannis and Argetta.